The Pacific Ocean through the clouds • Earth.com

Last update: October 20th, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru through open-celled clouds.

According to NASA, stratocumulus clouds that have open cells provide an indication of where rain is falling. The white, closed-celled clouds that surround them, however, produce little to no rain.

The image was captured on July 16, 2018, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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