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.
Heron Island is located in Queensland, Australia, off the Australian mainland. The island is famous for diving and snorkeling and is a World Heritage-Listed Marine National Park. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on December 22, 2001.
Extent of California Blue Cut Fire Devastation Seen by NASA Spacecraft
In San Bernardino County, California, the Blue Cut fire burned ferociously for one week starting Aug. 16, 2016. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Sept. 3, 2016. Healthy vegetation is depicted in red, with burnt areas in shades of black.
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.
NASA Spacecraft Spots Aftermath of Destructive Wildfire in LA's Backyard
This image, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft in July, 2016, shows the Sand fire, in the mountains northwest of Los Angeles, CA which burned more than 39,000 acres, destroyed 18 houses, and caused one fatality.