28 Dec '11, 11pm

Ghost Shorelines of Buchanan Lake [image] #NASA

View Image Comparison View Both Images More than a year of drought has dropped lake and reservoir levels in central Texas by tens of feet, exposing signs of previous human settlements and threatening water supplies. September 2010 through September 2011 were the driest 12 months on record for much of the region, with rainfall at 30 to 40 percent of the norm. The Thematic Mapper on Landsat 5 captured these images of Lake Buchanan, Texas, in October 2011 and October 2003. Note the distinct, tan “bathtub ring” around the reservoir in 2011, showing exposed lake bed sediments and revealing how far the waterline has dropped from the previous high–water marks. The lake edge is currently as much as a mile from the stone walls that normally protect lakefront homes. By the morning of December 28, Lake Buchanan stood at 988.41 feet above sea level, roughly 23 feet (7 meters) below it...

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Pretty amazing differences in Lake Buchanan, TX...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Dec '11, 9pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images More than a year of drought has dropped lake and reservoir levels in central Texas ...

Love and Joy for the New Year [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 31 Dec '11, 11pm

In November and December 2011, professional and amateur astronomers reveled in observing a sun-grazing comet that dove clo...

Love and Joy for the New Year: A comet rises in...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 31 Dec '11, 11pm

In November and December 2011, professional and amateur astronomers reveled in observing a sun-grazing comet that dove clo...

Love and Joy for the New Year: A comet rises in...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 31 Dec '11, 11pm

In November and December 2011, professional and amateur astronomers reveled in observing a sun-grazing comet that dove clo...

Where the Trees Are [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 10 Jan '12, 11pm

Trees are one of Earth’s largest banks for storing the carbon that gets emitted by natural processes and human activities....

Volcanic Activity in the Red Sea : Image of the...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Dec '11, 2am

The activity in the Red Sea included more than an eruption. By December 23, 2011, what looked like a new island appeared i...

Lake Eyre Floods, South Australia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Dec '11, 11pm

Heavy rain in March 2011 produced a relatively unusual event: water flowing into Lake Eyre. The southernmost and deepest l...

@germintan I'd rather watch Swan lake!

singaporedancetheatre.com 30 Dec '11, 4am

Premiered in December 2007, the Singapore Dance Theatre’s Swan Lake was warmly received by both critics and audiences, wit...

Cocos (Keeling) Islands [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Dec '11, 11pm

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands lie in the eastern Indian Ocean, about 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) northwest of the Austral...

La península Ibérica de noche vista desde el es...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Dec '11, 10am

The city lights of Spain and Portugal define the Iberian Peninsula in this photograph from the International Space Station...

Menindee Lakes, New South Wales, Australia [ima...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Jan '12, 11pm

In the far west of New South Wales, Australia, near the town of Menindee, a system of ephemeral, freshwater lakes are fed ...

Iberian Peninsula at Night : Image of the Day #...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Dec '11, 11pm

The city lights of Spain and Portugal define the Iberian Peninsula in this photograph from the International Space Station...