A Cut in the Clouds
acquired February 2, 2017 download large image (2 MB, JPEG, 2800x2000)
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Like a ship carving its way through the sea, the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands parted the clouds. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image on February 2, 2017. The ripples in the clouds are known as gravity waves.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Pola Lem.

Instrument(s): 
Terra - MODIS

A Cut in the Clouds

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