As Hurricane Sandy prepares to hit New York you can see the full scale of its force via the following satellite images.
The new satellite views of Hurricane Sandy were snapped Sunday by the GOES-13 weather satellite and the powerful Suomi NPP Earth-watching satellite. Both satellites are used by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to monitor Earth's weather.
As of early Monday Hurricane Sandy was a Category 1 storm with wind speeds of up to 85 mph (140 kph) as it approached the U.S. East Coast. The storm was expected to make landfall in Delaware and New Jersey on Monday night and cause substantial flooding and power outages, according to the National Hurricane Center.
With valentines day rapidly approaching you may be thinking that it was time you finally pulled your finger out and proposed to your partner. If you're struggling for ideas on the best place to pop the question then take a look at our pick of popular destinations;
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Slightly predictable but you cant deny that its the most famous building in the city of love, the Eiffel Tower sees lots of lovers go for make or break at the top. If it’s good enough for Tom Cruise (it’s where he proposed to Katie Holmes), it’s good enough for us. Plus, if you’re still together after all the queuing, then you’re probably going to stay the distance.
Rockefeller Ice Rink, New York, USA
For romance with built-in glide, propose at the Rockefeller Ice Rink. If you buy the Engagement on Ice package the staff will clear the ice of everyone but yourself and your partner, play your song over the tannoy and supply champagne. Get down on one knee to cheers from the crowd. Then you can skate around for your victory lap. It’s best to go for this one if you’re really sure it’s going to be a yes.
Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
Unless you thrive on an audience, night time is proposal o’clock on Charles Bridge in Prague. During the day it’s mobbed by human traffic. But once the crowds have ebbed away, the bridge reveals its beauty. Lined by dramatic statues and surrounded by a fairytale cityscape, it’s a fantastical place to go down on one knee.
A loved one. A room. A view. A window seat for two. Watch the sun go down with a glass of Chianti while declaring undying love seems the only possible course. Surrounded by wooded, rolling, emerald-green hills, with a Unesco-listed medieval centre, the drop-dead-gorgeous city of Florence straddles the Arno River. It looks like it has sprung from a medieval illuminated manuscript. Propose here, and you’ll be up the aisle before you know it.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The beauty of proposing in Las Vegas is that you won’t have to wait out a long engagement. Just grab yourself a cheap Las Vegas car hire and zip along the strip and find yourself down to a quick-fix chapel and you can get hitched there and then, following in star-studded footsteps – from Elvis and Priscilla Presley to Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. And fingers crossed, marriage will last longer than other Vegas lovebirds Pamela Anderson and Rick Soloman (six months) or Britney Spears and Jason Allen Alexander (55 hours).