Clear skies over Ireland and the UK • Earth.com

Last update: June 24th, 2019 at 7:11 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the rare sight of clear skies over England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales on June 27.

According to NASA, the United Kingdom and Ireland are some of the cloudiest places on Earth, primarily because these regions are islands with a lot of moisture around them and also serve as major intersections of atmospheric circulation patterns.

The image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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