Night-Shining Clouds as Seen From Space.

Photo Credit: Veres Viktor

Veres Viktor took this fantastic photo of beautiful "night-shining clouds" or noctilucent clouds in Hungary.

NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite captured this view from space:

Credit: Cloud Imaging and Particle Size Experiment data processing team at
the University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

On June 11, 2007 the cameras on the AIM satellite returned some of the first data documenting noctilucent clouds over the Arctic regions of Europe and North America. This new data reveals the global extent and structure of these mysterious clouds, to a degree that was previously unattainable. White and light blue represent noctilucent cloud structures. Black indicates areas where no data is available.


Previously on Neatorama: Night-Shining Noctilucent Clouds | Mysterious Glowing Cloud

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