From its orbit around the Earth, the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite or Suomi NPP satellite, captured a night-time image of California’s Springs Fire.
The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), transitioned to NOAA operational organization control.
Why does the western portion of Australia look so lit up in the new "Black Marble" imagery?
This new look at our planet at night shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across Earth in greater detail than ever before.
Just one year ago, on Oct. 28, 2011, the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite successfully blasted into orbit. Now it has completed its first year of returning Earth science data.
Suomi NPP captured a night-time view of New York City, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania that revealed the extent of the power outages caused from Hurricane Sandy's landfall on October 29.
This image of Hurricane Sandy was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite around 2:11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 29, 2012.
Remnants of Hurricane Sandy moved inland in the early morning hours of October 31, 2012.
The gray wisps in this image aren't clouds: Suomi NPP saw this aurora stretch across Canada's Quebec and Ontario provinces early on Oct. 8.
Suomi NPP captured this view of Hurricane Isaac's clouds (lit by moonlight) and the cities near the Gulf Coast of the United States at 1:57 a.m. local time.
Powerful fires currently scorching parts of Russia and Africa sent up plumes of smoke into the atmosphere, observed by Suomi NPP.
Millions will see London during the 2012 Olympics, but Suomi NPP has an entirely different perspective, as seen in this newly release image.
These images show how two of the most destructive fires in Colorado and New Mexico history grew over a 24-hour time period from June 9 to June 10.
Real-time data for everything from weather forecasts to disaster response is now being beamed to Earth from the nation’s newest Earth-observing satellite.
Wildfire smoke has affected large parts of the country, and aerosols have been especially thick over the Midwest.
Fires burning in Siberia recently sent smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the U.S. and Canada.
A new satellite instrument suite is now sending back detailed information about the health of the Earth's ozone layer, the shield that protects us from harmful ultraviolet radiation.
A powerful new infrared instrument, flying on NASA's newest polar-orbiting satellite has started sending its data back to Earth.
NASA scientists created a companion image to the wildly popular 'Blue Marble' released Jan. 25, 2012.
The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System instrument had its 'first light' moment aboard the Suomi NPP satellite.
Inconsistencies between satellite observations of Earth's heat and measurements of ocean heating led NASA scientists to reexamine the data to solve the puzzle.
NASA renamed its newest Earth-observing satellite to honor the late Verner E. Suomi, a meteorologist at the University of Wisconsin recognized widely as "the father of satellite meteorology."
Activation and checkout of the full suite of instruments was delayed for several weeks after an anomaly was discovered in the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument.
The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first measurements on Nov. 21, 2011.
The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder on board NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first low-atmosphere moisture measurements on November 8, 2011.