Rare Electric Blue Clouds Observed by NASA

Rare Electric Blue Clouds Observed by NASA

September 24, 2018

Rare Electric Blue Clouds Observed by NASA

On the cusp of our atmosphere live a thin group of seasonal beautiful electric blue clouds.

Forming fifty miles above the poles in summer, these clouds are known as noctilucent clouds or polar mesospheric clouds — PMCs. A recent NASA long-duration balloon mission observed these clouds over the course of five days at their home in the mesosphere.

The resulting photos, which scientists have just begun to analyze, will help us better understand turbulence in the atmosphere, as well as in oceans, lakes, and other planetary atmospheres, and may even improve weather forecasting.



Rare Electric Blue Clouds Observed by NASA

More information at nasa.gov

 

By | 2018-09-24T12:30:48+00:00 Sep 24, 2018|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |

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