On October 4, 2016, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Matthew . Haiti is completely obscured by Matthew's clouds, but part of the Bahamas is visible to the north.
Site of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games viewed by NASA's MISR
NASA's Terra satellite passed directly over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 2, 2016, just prior to the opening of the Summer Olympic Games. The black asterisk marks the location of the Maracanã Stadium where the opening ceremonies were held.
Smoke from California's Sand and Soberanes Fires Observed by NASA's MISR
The Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley area of Southern California erupted on Friday, July 22, 2016, and rapidly grew to more than 37,000 acres. These images are from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite.
Supertyphoon Nepartak Barreling Toward Taiwan Viewed by NASA's MISR
NASA's Terra satellite captured this this view of Typhoon Nepartak on July 7, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. local time. On the left is an image from the nadir (vertical pointing) camera, which shows the central portion of Nepartak and the storm's eye.
Southern California Wildfires Observed by NASA's MISR
NASA's Terra satellite captured this view of the San Gabriel Mountains and Los Angeles Basin where have burned more than 4,900 acres since June 20, sending up plumes of smoke visible to many in the Los Angeles basin.
NASA Spacecraft Sees Dispersion of Smoke and Ash Across LA Basin from Colby Fire
On Jan. 16, 2014, NASA's Terra satellite passed over Glendora, Calif., where a large wildfire has claimed several homes, causing mandatory evacuations and prompting an air quality alert by public health officials.
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, MISR Multi-angle Composite
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica around Oct. 27, 2013, just days before iceberg B-31 broke completely free. B-31 is finally moving away from the coast, with open water between the iceberg and the glacier.