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Our Environment Through NASA’s Eyes: Hurricane Fabio

2012 July 18

We are thrilled to announce NASA’s participation with State of the Environment! Check out this submission from the Goddard Space Flight Center of Hurricanes Fabio and Emilia in the Pacific Ocean. We hope you can take a moment to reflect on the power of Mother Nature as new satellite and aerial images are submitted each week.

Satellite Sees Hurricane Fabio Still Chasing Emilia's Remnants in Pacific Ocean July 16,2012.

Satellite Sees Hurricane Fabio Still Chasing Emilia

From NASA “Satellite Sees Hurricane Fabio Still Chasing Emilia’s Remnants in Pacific Ocean… At 11 a.m. EDT on July 16, Fabio took a northwesterly turn. Fabio is now headed northwest at 8 mph (13 kmh) and is expected to turn to the north over the next couple of days, according to the National Hurricane Center. Fabio is also moving into cooler waters which is expected to weaken the tropical cyclone down to depression status. Fabio’s maximum sustained winds were still near 75 mph (120 kmh) at 11 a.m. EDT. Fabio was centered near 18.9 North and 119.9 West, about 700 miles (1,130 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. As Fabio continues to move closer to Baja California, ocean swells and rip currents are a concern along the coast there as well as in southern California.” Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

As Fabio settles down, it’s a perfect time to be sure you and your family are ready for those that don’t. Learn more to protect yourself and the environment from hurricane damage here.   

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3 Responses
  1. Arman.- permalink
    July 18, 2012

    Bow The Head……..

    Ms. Falvey,

    It’s move of our hearts…..!

  2. July 19, 2012

    This photograph looks like it’s been touched up or enhanced somehow because I just don’t see the entire western United States being so brown in color compared to the rest of the US. Yes, I know it’s drier than the eastern half of the country but it looks like one big desert from the Cascade Mountains down to the Baja Peninsula.

  3. July 30, 2012

    Though these NASA pictures are not as cute as the real life pictures, but there is something captivating in them which makes us keep looking at them curiously.

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