Noctilucent Clouds viewed from Space Station

An amazing, rare photograph of high-altitude noctilucent or “night shining” clouds, from the International Space Station.

Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency photographed these noctilucent clouds, on May 29, 2016.



Noctilucent clouds form between 76 to 85 kilometers (47 to 53 miles) above the Earth’s surface, near the boundary of the mesosphere and thermosphere.

source NASA