The maps above show the drop in Nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) emissions in both China and Italy as both countries implemented Coronavirus lockdowns of their populations. The stunning drop in pollution is probably one of the few silver linings of this whole strange situation.
The animation above shows how the 10 Global Precipitation Measurement Constellation satellites build up a picture of the earth to track rain, snow and storms.
NASA states that:
The map above shows a Dutch proposal to build a series dams around the North Sea to protect Northern Europe from the threat of rising sea levels. The project has an estimated cost of €250-€500B – “merely 0.1% of the gross national product, annually over 20 years, of all the countries that would be protected by such a dam.” Although it’s somewhat questionable how accurate that is.
The map above shows what the moon might look like if the “seas” were filled with water and became actual seas. In terms of determining the seas levels, “it’s not done by altitude, but it’s more to do with relative brightness or darkess. I’ve just increased the contrast to make it more obvious how the seas are said to connect.”
The map above compares the number of hours of sunshine per year in Europe compared to the United States. What’s really surprising is just how much more sun the US gets on average compared to Europe.
This is of course due to the fact that Europe is actually quite a bit further north than most people think.