Via Yale360 - "Floodwaters from Hurricane Irene slice through portions of Highway 12 on North Carolina’s Hatteras Island on Aug. 28, 2011."
Hurricane Irene, click to enlarge.
"The Midwestern U.S. resembles a patchwork quilt in this photograph taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. In addition to the lights of the region’s large metropolitan centers — including Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul — the green light of the aurora borealis glows above the curvature of the Earth."
Midwest lights, click to enlarge.
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