Ship tracks off the Pacific coast of North America •

Last update: January 25th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at ship tracks off the Pacific coast of North America.

The tracks are created by tiny airborne particles called aerosols found in ship exhaust, which create clouds once water vapor condenses onto them.

This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the Aqua satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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