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Nighttime Swirls

A common cloud pattern, known as von Kármán vortices, makes an appearance at night.


NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using VIIRS day-night band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership. Story by Kasha Patel, with image interpretation by George Young.

Published August 16, 2019
Data acquired July 19, 2019

Source:
Suomi NPP > VIIRS
Collection:
Earth at Night