Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic coast of the U.S. in the early morning hours of October 29, 2012. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using VIIRS Day-Night Band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership.)

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Photo by: Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon using VIIRS Day-Night Band data |  VIRIN: 291013-A-YW639-001.JPG