One the special Christmas eve, NASA has shared some weather changes across gulf coast of USA. As the celebration of holidays continues, people made their new years eve plan , and counted eight nights of Hanukkah, the images of Earth and Sun, Winds and lights, flares and fronts were taken from above.
NASA’s RapidScat instrument recorded the winds that brought tornadoes to Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana on Tuesday from aboard the International Space Station. With the data collected by Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) GOES-East, NASA animated the storm that is moving over US and Central and South America from Dec 21 to 24.
Recently on Friday NuSTAR of NASA took an image of the Sun’s flare labelled “Holiday Lights on the Sun” on YouTube.
From the videos, NASA confirmed that the lights are so bright that they can be seen from the space. NOAA and NASA used the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite to study light patterns during Christmas and Ramadan to “provide new insights into how energy consumption behaviors vary across different cultural settings.”
Though not all has gone smoothly for NASA but 2014 still remains a year full of Space Exploration with NASA’s Orion test flight and private companies continuing forays into space.