Early Images from NPP VIIRS


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East of South America


East of North America

North America

West of North America
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Eastern North America

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The Himalayas

Greece and the Mediterranean

Spain and Italy

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Southern China

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The Arabian peninsula

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India

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A dust and sand storm
generated by strong Shaman winds
over the Thar Desert
(Great Indian Desert)

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Large wildfires burning in the Bío-Bío region
of central Chile, killed 7 fire fighters and destroyed
123,000 acres of land in the first week of 2012.

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In Southwestern Alaska snow covers the land and
sea ice fills Bristol Bay.
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The United Kingdom, the English Channel and
Northern France.
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Mozambique Channel, Tropical Cyclone Funso
was the first major cyclone of 2012.
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VIIRS Day Night Band captures city lights of
the Eastern US.
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Fires in East Africa. Pixels of the VIIRS
active fire product are shown in red.
Day 2012062
At 19:50 UTC on March 2nd 2012, a category EF4 tornado touched down
in southern Indiana killing 5 people. 20 minutes prior,
the VIIRS instrument captured images of the storm at 19:30.
The VIAE I5 (375m) band, brightness temperature shows the
v shape of the super cell and the cold overshoot developing
in the hashed box just west of the coordinates for the 19:50
tornado. NOAA tornado data from day 03.02.2012(18:30 -23:55)
was plotted over this image to show the number of tornadoes
generated by this storm.