Snow in the Middle East?
December 17, 2013 | NASA's Earth Observatory
NASA's Earth Observatory has a satellite image showing snow on the ground from a recent storm in the Middle East. Jerusalem had over one foot of snow, knocking out power for thousands of households. Amman, Jordan received about eighteen inches.
Snow on the Taklimakan Desert
January 3, 2013 | Earth Observatory
NASA has a satellite image showing a rare snow-covering of the Taklimakan Desert of western China - normally one of Earth's hottest deserts.
Five Eruptions on the Kamchatka Peninsula
July 9, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
There are currently five erupting volcanoes on the Kamchatkan Peninsula: Shiveluch, Bezymianny, Tolbachik, Kizimen, and Karymsky. NASA's MODIS spectroradiometer detected heat signatures from over 400 miles above the Earth.