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Fires both wild and prescribed dot the landscape of the southeastern portion of the United States. Wildfires are those that occur naturally with lightning strikes or are set by careless humans. Prescribed fires are those deliberately set by land management authorities to take out underlying brush and dead grass so that in the event of a wildfire there is not sufficient fuel for that fire to spread too far. The Southern Area Coordination Center for fire management has this information on its report for February 21, 2017. • Fires that have broken out recently (known as Initial Attack Activity): 198 fires for 2,292 acres
• Ongoing Uncontained Large Fires: 3 fires for 5,947 acres
• Other Fires reported through alternate channels: 56 fires for 1,400 acres • Prescribed Fire Activity: State and/or Federal Lands – 1,974 prescribed fires for 38,533 acres in AL, FL & GA

The bulk of the fires seen in the image taken by the Aqua satellite using the onboard MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument on February 16, 2017 appear to be prescribed fires. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red and when combined with smoke are indicative of fire.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/MODIS #nasagoddard #earth #science #fire #wildlife

Earth Eclipses the Sun

Twice a year, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has an eclipse season — a weeks-long period in which Earth blocks SDO’s view of the sun for part of each day. This footage captured by SDO on Feb. 15, 2017, shows one such eclipse. Earth’s edge appears fuzzy, rather than crisp, because the sun’s light is able to shine through Earth’s atmosphere in some places. These images were captured in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, which is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in gold.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO #nasagoddard #sun #earth #space #science

NASA Launches Rocket Into Active Auroras

A test rocket is launched the night of Feb. 17 from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska. Test rockets are launched as part of the countdown to test out the radar tracking systems. NASA is launching five sounding rockets from the Poker Range into active auroras to explore the Earth's magnetic environment and its impact on Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The launch window for the four remaining rockets runs through March 3.
Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach #nasagoddard #rocket #space #aurora #science

Check out galaxy NGC 7640 in the Andromeda constellation. (Andromeda is one of the 88 modern constellations, not to be confused with our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy.) NGC 7640 is a barred spiral type, recognizable by spiral arms which fan out not from a circular core, but from an elongated bar cutting through the galaxy’s center. Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is also a barred spiral. NGC 7640 might not look much like a spiral in this image, but this is due to the orientation of the galaxy with respect to Earth.
There is evidence that NGC 7640 has experienced some kind of interaction in its past. Galaxies contain vast amounts of mass, and therefore affect one another via gravity. Sometimes these interactions can be mild, and sometimes hugely dramatic, with two or more colliding and merging into a new, bigger galaxy. Understanding the history of a galaxy, and what interactions it has experienced, helps astronomers to improve their understanding of how galaxies — and the stars within them — form.

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA #nasagoddard #hubble #space #galaxy

Hubble Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiter's Atmosphere

This composite video illustrates the auroras on Jupiter relative to their position on the giant planet. As on Earth, auroras are produced by the interaction of a planet's magnetic field with its atmosphere. The Jupiter auroras observed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are some of the most active and brightest ever caught by Hubble, reaching intensities over a thousand times brighter than those seen on Earth. Hubble's sensitivity to ultraviolet light captures the glow of the auroras above Jupiter's cloud top.

The auroras were photographed on May 19, 2016, during a series of far-ultraviolet-light observations taking place as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches and enters into orbit around Jupiter. The aim of the program is to determine how Jupiter's auroras respond to changing conditions in the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emitted from the sun.

The full-color disk of Jupiter in this video was separately photographed at a different time by Hubble's Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) program, a long-term Hubble project that annually captures global maps of the outer planets.

Auroras are formed when charged particles in the space surrounding the planet are accelerated to high energies along the planet's magnetic field. When the particles hit the atmosphere near the magnetic poles, they cause it to glow like gases in a fluorescent light fixture. Jupiter's magnetosphere is 20,000 times stronger than Earth's. These observations will reveal how the solar system's largest and most powerful magnetosphere behaves.

Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Nichols (University of Leicester), and G. Bacon (STScI)

Acknowledgment: A. Simon (NASA/GSFC) and the OPAL team #nasagoddard #hubble #aurora #jupiter

Our sun's adolescence was stormy—and new evidence shows that these tempests may have been just the key to seeding life as we know it on Earth.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/Joy Ng Music credit: Ocean Travel by Laurent Dury from the KillerTracks Catalog. #nasagoddard #sun

2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records

Two key climate change indicators -- global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent -- have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data.

Each of the first six months of 2016 set a record as the warmest respective month globally in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880, according to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. The six-month period from January to June was also the planet's warmest half-year on record, with an average temperature 1.3 degrees Celsius (2.4 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the late nineteenth century.

Credit: NASA/Goddard #nasagoddard #weather #climate #climatechange

Look up in tonight’s sky on the longest day of the year and for the first time in 67 years, the summer solstice and the full moon fall on the same day. According to Native American folklore it’s the Strawberry Moon, so-called because the short season for harvesting strawberries comes during the month of June.

This lunar coincidence won't happen again for decades so go outside, look up and share your images with us! Hashtag them #nasagoddard #StrawberryMoon and we’ll share some of our favorites on Instagram and Twitter.
Follow along on Twitter at @NASAGoddardPix

Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, LRO #nasagoddard #StrawberryMoon #moon #summersolstice 🍓

One Year In The Life of Earth

On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency's EPIC camera on NOAA's DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1, approximately 1 million miles from Earth, where it is balanced between the gravity of our home planet and the sun.

EPIC takes a new picture every two hours, revealing how the planet would look to human eyes, capturing the ever-changing motion of clouds and weather systems and the fixed features of Earth such as deserts, forests and the distinct blues of different seas. EPIC will allow scientists to monitor ozone and aerosol levels in Earth’s atmosphere, cloud height, vegetation properties and the ultraviolet reflectivity of Earth.

The primary objective of DSCOVR, a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Air Force, is to maintain the nation’s real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities, which are critical to the accuracy and lead time of space weather alerts and forecasts from NOAA.

Credit: NASA/Goddard #nasagoddard #earth

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Aaaaand here it is! 18 tattoos in 4 months, all based around what #jwst will be observing! The print will be hanging in @nasagoddard 's Visitor Center March 3rd and runs for six weeks. I'm lucky to have work next to any of the artists in this show, they're all so amazing!
Special thank you's to @lovelyrita_mm and @nasawebb for making this possible, and my dear friend @surlygirlie5 for making me apply! To everyone who allowed me to do these crazy things on them(touch-ups for life!) Of course friends and family for being so dang supportive of my weirdness.
To everyone who knows me, they know doing anything with Nasa is a pretty insane milestone in my life. This is my humble attempt to bridge art and science. 😻 @nasawebb @nasagoddard #JWSTArt. #nasawebb #nasagoddard #nasa #jameswebbtelescope

Fires both wild and prescribed dot the landscape of the southeastern portion of the United States. Wildfires are those that occur naturally with lightning strikes or are set by careless humans. Prescribed fires are those deliberately set by land management authorities to take out underlying brush and dead grass so that in the event of a wildfire there is not sufficient fuel for that fire to spread too far. The Southern Area Coordination Center for fire management has this information on its report for February 21, 2017. • Fires that have broken out recently (known as Initial Attack Activity): 198 fires for 2,292 acres
• Ongoing Uncontained Large Fires: 3 fires for 5,947 acres
• Other Fires reported through alternate channels: 56 fires for 1,400 acres • Prescribed Fire Activity: State and/or Federal Lands – 1,974 prescribed fires for 38,533 acres in AL, FL & GA

The bulk of the fires seen in the image taken by the Aqua satellite using the onboard MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument on February 16, 2017 appear to be prescribed fires. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red and when combined with smoke are indicative of fire.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/MODIS #nasagoddard #earth #science #fire #wildlife

Reposted from @nasagoddard The new GOES-16 satellite reveals the beauty and wonder of Earth from an equatorial view approximately 22,300 miles high. Read more: http://go.nasa.gov/2j2Pfzj

#nasa #hst #nasagoddard #nasabeyond #astronomy #galaxy #stars #science #cosmos #earth🌎

See more video from GOES-16 at: http://bit.ly/2jcg1R5

Credit: NOAA/NASA

An Active Night over the Magellan Telelscopes: The night sky is always changing.Featured here are changes that occurred over a six hour period in late 2014 June behind the dual 6.5-meter Magellan Telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The initial red glow on the horizon is airglow, a slight cooling of high air by the emission of specific colors of light. Bands of airglow are also visible throughout the time-lapse video. Early in the night, car headlights flash on the far left. Satellites quickly shoot past as they circle the Earth and reflect sunlight. A long and thin cloud passes slowly overhead. The Large Magellanic Cloud rises on the left, while the expansive central band of our Milky Way Galaxy arches and pivots as the Earth rotates. As the night progresses, the Magellan telescopes swivel and stare as they explore pre-determined patches of the night sky. Every night, every sky changes differently, even though the phenomena at play are usually the same.
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 Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (CarnegieLas Campanas Observatory, TWAN). Music Credit & License: Airglow by Club 220.

#repost from @nasagoddard - Earth Eclipses the Sun

Twice a year, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has an eclipse season — a weeks-long period in which Earth blocks SDO’s view of the sun for part of each day. This footage captured by SDO on Feb. 15, 2017, shows one such eclipse. Earth’s edge appears fuzzy, rather than crisp, because the sun’s light is able to shine through Earth’s atmosphere in some places. These images were captured in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, which is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in gold.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO #nasagoddard #sun #earth #space #science

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#Reposted @nasagoddard : NASA Launches Rocket Into Active Auroras

A test rocket is launched the night of Feb. 17 from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska. Test rockets are launched as part of the countdown to test out the radar tracking systems. NASA is launching five sounding rockets from the Poker Range into active auroras to explore the Earth's magnetic environment and its impact on Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The launch window for the four remaining rockets runs through March 3.
Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach #nasagoddard #rocket #space #aurora #science #norrsken

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#Repost @nasagoddard
Earth Eclipses the Sun

Twice a year, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has an eclipse season — a weeks-long period in which Earth blocks SDO’s view of the sun for part of each day. This footage captured by SDO on Feb. 15, 2017, shows one such eclipse. Earth’s edge appears fuzzy, rather than crisp, because the sun’s light is able to shine through Earth’s atmosphere in some places. These images were captured in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, which is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in gold.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO #nasagoddard #sun #earth #space #science

Se acerca el maravilloso #eclipse en el profundo y potente signo de #piscis este 26 de #febrero. Maravillosas aventuras se abrieran en este nuevo ciclo que trae este eclipse en el regente de la casa de los #traumas, miedos y el inconsciente.¿Qué dejarás atrás? Te informare sobre todo.
@Regrann from @nasagoddard - Earth Eclipses the Sun

Twice a year, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has an eclipse season — a weeks-long period in which Earth blocks SDO’s view of the sun for part of each day. This footage captured by SDO on Feb. 15, 2017, shows one such eclipse. Earth’s edge appears fuzzy, rather than crisp, because the sun’s light is able to shine through Earth’s atmosphere in some places. These images were captured in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, which is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in gold.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO #nasagoddard #sun #earth #space #science #Regrann #felizlunes #piscis #potenciamotuéxito #Astrología #cambiospositivos #superacionpersonal #astrofact

Earth Eclipses the Sun

Twice a year, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has an eclipse season — a weeks-long period in which Earth blocks SDO’s view of the sun for part of each day. This footage captured by SDO on Feb. 15, 2017, shows one such eclipse. Earth’s edge appears fuzzy, rather than crisp, because the sun’s light is able to shine through Earth’s atmosphere in some places. These images were captured in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, which is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in gold.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO #nasagoddard #sun #earth #space #science

@Regrann from @curiousminds97: NASA Launches Rocket Into Active Auroras

A test rocket is launched the night of Feb. 17 from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska. Test rockets are launched as part of the countdown to test out the radar tracking systems. NASA is launching five sounding rockets from the Poker Range into active auroras to explore the Earth's magnetic environment and its impact on Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The launch window for the four remaining rockets runs through March 3.
Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach #nasagoddard #rocket #space #aurora #science

Repost from @nasagoddard - NASA Launches Rocket Into Active Auroras

A test rocket is launched the night of Feb. 17 from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska. Test rockets are launched as part of the countdown to test out the radar tracking systems. NASA is launching five sounding rockets from the Poker Range into active auroras to explore the Earth's magnetic environment and its impact on Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The launch window for the four remaining rockets runs through March 3.
Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperack

#nasagoddard #rocket #space #aurora #science #Regrann #nasa #aerospace #aeronautics #physics #engineering #mathematics