I was just visiting one of my favorite news picture sites, The Atlantic's In Focus blog, and came across this storm image. The caption reads: "This nighttime satellite image of Hurricane Sandy was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite around 2:42 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on October 28, 2012. (Suomi NPP, NASA, NOAA)."
I never cease to wonder at the beauty of these images captured from space, even when they're images of a phenomenon that we experience as unimaginable power and violence when it comes ashore.
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