THE BEST PICTURES OF EARTH: Reader Picks of NASA Shots

THE BEST PICTURES OF EARTH: Reader Picks of NASA Shots
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10. Extratropical Cyclones Near Iceland (January 2, 2007)

One cyclone's bad enough. But the Terra imaging satellite managed to find double trouble--two of the spiraling storms, formed simultaneously above Iceland and Scotland.

Though cyclones are usually thought of as tropical events, they do often form at higher latitudes. Cyclones of this type drive much of Earth's weather.

Iceland can be seen at the top-center of the above image, showing through milder skies. Scotland is in the bottom right-hand corner, close to the larger and perhaps stronger cyclone.

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—Photograph by Jesse Allen, NASA, courtesy Earth Observatory
 
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