View of long cirrus clouds over Atlantic

View of long cirrus clouds over Atlantic

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: View of long cirrus clouds & transverse bands over the Atlantic, 160 km northwest of Dakar on the westernmost tip of Africa. The clouds probably marked the location of a subtropical jetstream that starts to the east of the tropical region of the Atlantic & sweeps up over the Sahara to the southern Mediterranean; the transverse bands may indicate a spiralling circulation within the jetstream. Photographed by a camera aboard the unmanned Apollo 6 spacecraft in April 1968.

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Keywords: apollo imagery, atlantic ocean, cirrus cloud, climate, cloud, cloud types, clouds, from space, jetstream, meteorology, weather

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