'Inland Oceans' from One of Southern Hemisphere's Worst Storms Seen from Space

Live Science | 3/21/2019 | Staff
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A deadly cyclone that hit southern Africa left extensive flooding that looked like "inland oceans" in images from space taken just days after the storm made landfall.

Sentinel-1, a satellite mission that's part of the European Union's Earth-observation program, Copernicus, captured imagery on March 19 that showed far-reaching floodwaters around Mozambique's town of Beira on the coast of the Indian Ocean.

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Cyclone Idai could turn out to be "one of the worst weather-related disasters" in the Southern Hemisphere, said Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization.

An annual celestial alignment between Earth and the sun known as the spring equinox announces that the seasons are shifting and spring is on the way.

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Cyclone Idai seen from space on March 13, 2019, west of Madagascar and heading for Mozambique.

Herve Verhoosel of the U.N. World Food Program said that the flooding in Mozambique from above looks like "inland oceans extending for miles and miles.

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"This is a major humanitarian emergency that is getting bigger by the hour," Verhoosel said Tuesday (March 19). According to the Red Cross,...
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