High-Flying Ice Clouds Spotted From Space

Polar mesospheric “noctilucent” clouds as seen from the space station (NASA)

Glowing high-altitude ice clouds were spotted over western Asia by the crew of the International Space Station on June 13 during one of their 16 daily orbits of the planet… the photo above shows the wispy filaments shining brightly in the mesosphere above western Iraq and Uzbekistan.

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on June 26, 2012, in Earth, Spaceflight and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s a lovely picture.
    It reminds me a little the smoke of cigarette…
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)


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