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Earth at Night

Earth At Night

I am a big fan of NASA’s Visible Earth image showing the world at night. The image above from Oct 2012 is actually a composite of cloud-free, nighttime satellite images stitched together to show one clear view of the earth at night. The images are captured by Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite. The lights show major metropolitan areas — but it would be a mistake to think that the lights are equal to population distribution. For example, there are a lot of people living in Africa Read more […]Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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Bucket List: 20 Must See Sights in the USA

View from Empire State Building 2010

America is a big country with many beautiful things to see. Every American has a preference for their favorite locations¬† — but if you met someone from a foreign country and they asked you what 20 sights are “must see” in the United States, what would be on your list? Below is my list. It also serves nicely as a ‘bucket list’ of USA destinations to visit in your lifetime. What did I forget? Leave me a comment and let me know. New York City. See the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Read more […]Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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United States Wind Map

WindMap

OK, I’m a sucker for visual maps and this one is fantastic. Surface wind data from the National Digital Forecast Database¬†was used to animate the wind patterns across North America (or at least the lower 48 of the USA). The still on the right doesn’t do justice to the data so you really need to click on the link below to watch the animation. When you get there, check out the gallery to view different days and different wind patterns. http://hint.fm/wind/index.html Having grown up in New Read more […]Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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