Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Night-View-of-Hurricane-Sandy-27MZIFVANUKT.htmlConceptually similarHurricane MatthewGP0STQ6YMCompleted★★★★Hurricane Patricia Infrared ImageGP0STPDUDCompleted★★★★Twin Cyclones Indian OceanGP0STOUT4Completed★★★★A Tropical FirstGP0STPDCBCompleted★★★★Twin Cyclones Indian OceanGP0STOUT5Completed★★★★Northeastern US BlizzardGP0STOUT3Completed★★★★Satellite View of the Rim Fire in CaliforniaGP04RK5Completed★★★★★★Hurricane Sandy in USGP04B1NCompleted★★★★Hurricane Sandy in USGP04B1OCompleted★★★★View AllGP04B1PNight View of Hurricane SandyThis 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 (06:42 Universal Time) on October 28, 2012. Suomi NPP was launched one year ago today on a mission to extend and enhance long-term records of key environmental data.The storm was captured by a special "day-night band," which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as auroras, airglow, gas flares, city lights, fires, and reflected moonlight. In this case, the cloud tops were lit by the nearly full Moon (full occurs on October 29). Some city lights in Florida and Georgia are also visible through the clouds.At the time of the image, the U.S. National Hurricane Center estimated Sandy's location to be 31.5¡ North and 73.7¡ West, 275 miles (445 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and moving northeast at 14 miles (22 kilometers) per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour, and the minimum central barometric pressure was 960 millibars (28.35 inches).Forecasters predicted that the storm would head north-northeast until the morning of October 29, and then take a turn to the northwest into the coastline of Delaware, New Jersey, or New York. The tropical cyclone is being blocked by an intense high-pressure system over the North Atlantic and is expected to merge with a winter weather system moving across North America. Sandy will likely become a post-tropical storm that could affect an area from the Carolinas to New England, and as far inland as the Great Lakes. The National Weather Service described the unusual merging (PDF) and what it might mean.Locations:United States of AmericaDate:28 Oct, 2012Credit:© NASAMaximum size:3556px X 3556pxRestrictions:IMAGE IS IN PUBLIC DOMAIN. NO SALES. CAN BE DISTRIBUTED FREELY SUBJECT TO NASA MEDIA USAGE GUIDELINES: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/guidelines/index.htmlAvailable for Publication and Distribution but not for Sales / Licensing. NASA image use policy: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/MP_Photo_Guidelines.htmlKeywords:Aerial view-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Clouds-Earth (planet)-Hurricanes-KWCI (GPI)-Landforms-NASA-Oceans (topography)-Public Domain (license type)-Satellite Images-Storms (climate change)-Storms (weather)Shoot:NASA Earth Images 2012A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite - Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012. The NPP satellite was renamed 'Suomi NPP' on January 24, 2012 to honor the late Verner E. Suomi of the University of Wisconsin.The shoot includes an image of tropical storm Isaac and a NASA composite satellite image of the new record Arctic Sea Ice minimum created from imaging done on Sept. 16, 2012, with a comparison line showing the average minimum over the past 30 years.Also included satellite images from 28th an 29th October 2012 provided by NASA of Hurricane Sandy, pictured off the US east coast as it moves north.