Observing our atmosphere composition & surface from space: air quality, climate, trace gas, aerosol, cloud, land cover, satellite, spectral signature, remote sensing retrieval
SUOMI-NPP images o night light in Puerto Rico on September 27-28 2017. One image in each pair shows a typical night before Maria made landfall, based upon cloud-free and low moonlight conditions; the second image is a composite that shows light detected by VIIRS on the nights of September 27 and 28, 2017. By compositing two nights, the image has fewer clouds blocking the view. (Note: some clouds still blocked light emissions during the two nights, especially across southeastern and western Puerto Rico.) The images above show widespread outages around San Juan, including key hospital and transportation infrastructure. Credit NASA (Source: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=91044).