20. Storm Isaac at midnight • Earth.com 20. Storm Isaac at midnight

By now, you’ve probably realized that NASA satellites can capture startling images of storm cells as they barrel across the globe. This one – which features 2012’s Tropical Storm Isaac – is made even eerier by the fact that it was taken just after midnight. As such, we can see the city lights glowing as danger looms in the distance.

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