Clouds “Shine” Over the Mediterranean Sea - related image preview

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Clouds “Shine” Over the Mediterranean Sea

Once limited to higher latitudes, polar mesospheric clouds are becoming brighter and more visible over mid-latitudes.

Astronaut photograph ISS067-E-183948 was acquired on July 9, 2022, with a Nikon D5 digital camera using a focal length of 200 millimeters. It is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by a member of the Expedition 67 crew. The image has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by Cadan Cummings, Jacobs, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC.

Published August 20, 2023
Data acquired July 9, 2022

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