People are seen watching hot air balloons fly overhead during a two-day international hot air balloon festival in Eshkol Park near the southern city of Netivot, Israel on July 22, 2016.
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The full moon is pictured behind the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic games.
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The "Never Summer Mountains" along Rocky Mountain National Park's northwest border appear relatively snow free despite the name. The image was captures with NASA's Landsat 8 satellite.
The lightning-ignited Fuller wildfire has covered more than 14,000 acres, according to the National Park Service, made worse by hot and dry summer conditions.
Some of the year's hottest temperatures occurred in late July, due to a "heat dome" or high pressure in the upper atmosphere that traps hot air from escaping. The air becomes even warmer as it's forced back down to the surface, according to NOAA. The National Weather Service issued heat alerts to more than a dozen states.
Pictured above is an ice eddy off the coast of Labrador, Canada. "When the ice melts or starts congealing," reports NASA's Earth Observatory, "it masses into chunks like crushed ice in a cocktail. Then, ocean currents stir those chunks into a cyclone-like vortex."
NOAA is expanding their use of drones to take measurements and map areas that are inhospitable to humans or would harm the environment or animals that live in study areas.
A bee flies close to a sunflower as the pack of riders cycles during Stage 14 of the Tour de France.