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AIM Spacecraft Observes Early Noctilucent Ice Clouds Over Antarctica

December 2, 2016

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NASA Observes Early Noctilucent Ice Clouds Over Antarctica

Data from NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere spacecraft shows the sky over Antarctica is glowing electric blue due to the start of noctilucent, or night-shining, cloud season in the Southern Hemisphere – and an early one at that. Noctilucent clouds are Earth’s highest clouds, sandwiched between Earth and space 50 miles above the […]

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NASA’s AIM Spacecraft Observes Noctilucent Clouds

June 19, 2015

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AIM Spacecraft Observes Noctilucent Clouds

This composite image shows noctilucent clouds over the Arctic captured by NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere Spacecraft. In the late spring and summer, unusual clouds form high in the atmosphere above the polar regions of the world. As the lower atmosphere warms, the upper atmosphere gets coooler, and ice crystals form on meteor […]

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