May 8, 2008

Burma Needs Our Help

NASA Satellite Captures Image of
Cyclone Nargis Flooding in Burma

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NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the Burma coast on April 15, 2008, before Tropical Cyclone Nargis flooded the region. Credit: NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team

NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the Myanmar coast on May 5, 2008, showing the devastation of flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Nargis. Credit: NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team

[from NASA's report]
Flood water can be difficult to see in photo-like satellite images, particularly when the water is muddy. This pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite use a combination of visible and infrared light to make floodwaters obvious. Water is blue or nearly black, vegetation is bright green, bare ground is tan, and clouds are white or light blue.
Events for Cyclone Relief

New York City, Friday, May 9th
UN Demonstration for Cyclone Victims, Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Location: Ralph Bunche Park, United Nations. 434d and 1st Ave

Candle Light Vigil, Time: 7:00pm, Location: Union Square
San Francisco,
May 9th, 4pm - 8pm
(4–6pm Protest & Rally; 6-7pm Speakers; 7-8pm Prayers & Vigil)
San Francisco Federal Building/Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Office
450 Golden Gate Avenue (@Larkin), San Francisco, CA
Washington DC, May 11th
Protest in front of SPDC attache (2300 California Ave), 6:00pm
Prayer Vigil at Burmese Buddhist Temple at 10:00 am
Toronto, May 10th
Prayer Service for Cyclone Victims
Place: 12 High Meadow Place
Toronto, Ontario, M9L 2Z5
Boston, Saturday, May 10th
Fundraiser 12-4pm
Yoma Restaurant
5 N Beacon St, Allston, MA 02134
Dallas, Saturday, May 10th
Prayer Service and fundraiser
Thanksgiving Square
1627 Pacific Ave (between Akard and Bryan)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i like how there's no time for the dallas one.. do we just show up whenever