Hurricane Isaac at Night • Earth.com Hurricane Isaac at Night

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Early on August 29, 2012, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on the Suomi-NPP satellite. Therefore they captured this nighttime view of Hurricane Isaac and the cities near the Gulf Coast of the United States. Also the image was acquired at 1:57 a.m. local time by the VIIRS “day-night band,”. Although detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses light. Ans intensification to enable the detection of dim signals. In this case, the clouds of Isaac were lit by moonlight.

Issac, a slow-moving storm, made landfall as a category 1 hurricane near the mouth of the Mississippi River in southwestern Louisiana at about 6:45 p.m. local time on August 28, 2012.

Credit: NASA

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