Clouds hover over the Amazon • Earth.com

Last update: December 13th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features cloudy skies over the Amazon, which are common conditions that make it challenging for experts to monitor or map the region. 

During the wet season, according to NASA, “vast pillars of moisture rise via convection and then spread outward into anvil clouds as they collide with the stratosphere.”

This astronaut photo was captured on January 5, 2015, as the International Space Station moved over the Brazilian state of Tocantins.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

 

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