The Pacific Ocean through the clouds •

Last update: November 17th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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