Thunderstorms over the Pacific seen from Earth orbit on STS-64


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English: Multiple thunderstorm cells leading to Earth's atmosphere were photographed on 70mm by the astronauts, orbiting aboard the space shuttle Discovery 130 nautical miles away. These thunderstorms are located about 16 degrees southeast of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. Every stage of a developing thunderstorm is documented in this photo; from the building cauliflower tops to the mature anvil phase. The anvil or the tops of the clouds being blown off are at about 50,000 feet. The light line in the blue atmosphere is either clouds in the distance or an atmospheric layer which is defined but different particle sizes.
Date 18 September 1994(1994-09-18)
Source http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-64/html/sts064-83-099.html (direct link) (JSC reference)
Author NASA
Shuttle.svg This image or video was catalogued by Johnson Space Center of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under Photo ID: STS064-83-099.
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