Capital Weather Gang: Imagery


Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Earth Day 2014: Gorgeous, humbling views of our planet, from space

Whether in the form of a pale blue dot, or vibrant shades of greens, blues, and earthen-browns, space instruments provide us with wondrous views of our planet.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Beautiful new postage stamp features sea surface temperatures

On April 22, the Postal Service introduces the “Global Forever: Sea Surface Temperatures Stamp.“

By Jason Samenow  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Imagery, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Jaw-dropping views of today’s storm, known as a “Texas Hooker”

The storm system responsible for today’s squall line in the D.C. area - known as a “Texas Hooker” - took on a stunning appearance from space.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:54 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/17/2013

A gorgeous, mind-blowing visualization of the world’s winds

Weather visualization has taken a giant leap with a software engineer’s new creation: an interactive animation of winds around the entire globe.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Lake Effect snow streamers -- a spectacle from space

On satellite imagery, the view of lake effect snow-producing clouds has been stunning. Here’s a collection of images from the last two days.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:35 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Pine Island Glacier: Before and after massive iceberg split

A giant mass of ice, about the size of Virginia Beach, broke off of Antarctica’s Pine Island glacier last week and is slowly drifting away.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Imagery, Latest

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Lights out in Tacloban: Satellite image before and after Typhoon Haiyan

For the city of Tacloban, super typhoon Haiyan was literally a knock-out blow.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:37 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/29/2013

17 images that tell the story of Sandy slamming the East Coast

Sandy was a special type of storm. How it came together, and how we watched it do so via weather-sensing technologies, is still mind blowing one year later.

By Ian Livingston and Kathryn Prociv  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, Sandy, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/29/2013

California Rim Fire grows: Astonishing timelapse videos from Yosemite

"Menacing yet mesmerizing" scenes of California's Rim Fire from Yosemite.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fire Weather, Imagery, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Clouds: The weirdest of the weird

Occasionally perplexing cloud formations arise, leaving skywatchers stupefied as to how on Earth they came to be. Here are explanations for a few rare, but intriguing cloud types...

By Amanda Morgenthal  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clouds, Imagery, Latest

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/21/2013

The excited sun is smiling at us -- six dazzling views

The sun must be having a good day.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, Space Weather

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Firenado! Wild fire tornado in Alaska (VIDEO)

A massive, flaming vortex is caught on film in Alaska...

By Jason Samenow  |  05:27 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Snuffing out social media's fake weather photos

Fake or misleading weather imagery has been floating around the Web almost as long as cat memes. How does the viral spread happen, and can we do anything about it?

By Ian Livingston  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, Photography

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/23/2013

View of the Earth from Saturn: Pale Blue Dot reprise

On July 19, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this inspirational, fragile view of the Earth - just a faint speck 900 million miles in the distance - cast beneath Saturn's imposing rings.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Imagery, Latest

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Battle for Delaware: Air masses clash along a summertime sea breeze

By Ian Livingston  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Imagery, Latest

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/29/2013

One week's worth of views from the International Space Station

Each day, from his perch aboard the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares front row center views of Earth from outer space.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Environment, Imagery, Latest, Photography

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Earth Day 2013: 4 views from above

On this 43rd Earth Day, how about taking a moment to appreciate the planet and our region as seen from space...?

By Jason Samenow  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Imagery, Latest

Posted at 10:36 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Incredible North Atlantic storm spans Atlantic Ocean, coast to coast

I'm not sure I've ever seen a storm this big before.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:36 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest