Today’s incredible image: Cloudy over Brazil


On October 6, 2009, the crew of the twentieth expeditions on board of the International Space Station (ISS) captured this impressive image of stormy weather over Brazil.


The Nikon D2Xs Digital Camera, captured a huge amount of visual details, as part of the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment, in progress. Cumulusnimbus Clouds in various stages of development can be observed in the unstable air from the tropics, causing electrical storm. Circular patterns produced by storms from the massive cloud structure are obvious, while, thanks to the Sun’s reflaction, the 3 380 km long trail of the Madeira river, in the Amazon basin, can be easily observed.

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