Here's What Earth Looked Like At the Start of the New Year

NASA tweeted out this photo taken by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-East on January 1, 2015. This photo the Americas was taken at 9:45 EST, making it one of the first shots of the Earth in 2015. » 1/05/15 1:30am 1/05/15 1:30am

America's present heat wave is so big you can see it from space

If you live anywhere on the eastern half of the United States, you’ve probably been sweating it out over the past several days in what certainly feels like the warmest week yet for the season. The cause of the oppressive weather? A large mid-level ridge centered over the Ohio Valley — large enough to be easily visible… » 7/18/13 6:40am 7/18/13 6:40am

A view of Earth on Christmas morning, as seen from space

It's Christmas morning, and you probably have the day off — but NASA satellites are still hard at work; this just-released image gives a view of the planet's weather this morning as it was seen by the Agency's GOES East satellite. » 12/25/12 7:20am 12/25/12 7:20am