June 4, 2013
Night-time Image Of California’s Powerhouse Fire
From its orbit around the Earth, the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite or Suomi NPP satellite, captured a night-time image of California´s Powerhouse Fire.
This image was taken during the early morning hours of June 3, 2013. Suomi NPP captured the image at 10:04 UTC/6:04 a.m. EDT/3:04 a.m. PDT. The large area of city lights of Santa Monica are visible to the south of the fire. The city of Lancaster, being threatened by the Powerhouse fire, is also visible to the east (right) of the fire. Lancaster is roughly 22 miles southwest of the NASA Dryden Research Center, which is NASA's primary center for atmospheric flight research and operations.
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