NASA is taking some fancy photos of Hurricane Bill as it churns away out in the Atlantic.
Here is a short video clip of various satellite images:
And this one (the full size version of the main story image) is courtesy of the bright, shiny new NASA Satellite GOES-14, which just went into service in late July.
Speaking of GOES-14 -- here is one of the first shots the satellite took by the new weather satellite on Aug. 17. This image is color-corrected and is a mix of visible and infrared spectrum. Note Hurricane Bill there over on the right edge of the planet near the equator. (Photo courtesy: NASA/GOES Project.)
And finally -- did it seem kinda hazy last week? Blame Canada. Smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia got caught in a northerly flow and was blown south over Washington. Here's a fantastic shot from a NOAA satellite (Also note the marine clouds building off the coast -- those were the ones that came rushing inland on Friday.