Storm formation over the South Pacific • Earth.com

Last update: October 17th, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows a circular cloud formation over the South Pacific Ocean. 

The International Space Station (ISS) was more than 2,000 miles east of New Zealand and more than 2,700 miles west of South America when this photo was captured by an astronaut.

Relative to the atmosphere and ISS, the sun was at a low angle during sunrise, which made the striking details of the cloud formation stand out.

The unnamed storm was short-lived and dissipated before making landfall.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

 

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