Cloud Whirlpool over the Alboran Sea
acquired August 21, 2002 download large image (4 MB, JPEG, 3600x3600)

This true-color image shows a giant whirlpool cloud, coaxed into shape by high-altitude winds, swirling above the sea between Spain and Morocco. The scene was acquired on August 21, 2002, by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.

Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series.

Terra - ASTER

Cloud Whirlpool over the Alboran Sea

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