巴黎上空的夜光云

2022年7月12日

特色图片展示了法国巴黎的埃菲尔铁塔,下方是一片广阔的发光夜光云。请参阅说明以获取更多详细信息。

Noctilucent Clouds over Paris
Credit & Copyright:
Bertrand Kulik

Explanation: It’s northern noctilucent cloud season. Composed of small ice crystals forming only during specific conditions in the upper atmosphere, noctilucent clouds may become visible at sunset during late summer when illuminated by sunlight from below. Noctilucent clouds are the highest clouds known and now established to be polar mesospheric clouds observed from the ground. Although observed with NASA’s AIM satellite since 2007, much about noctilucent clouds remains unknown and so a topic of active research. The featured image shows expansive and rippled noctilucent clouds wafting over Paris, France. This year, several northern locations are already reporting especially vivid displays of noctilucent clouds.

Tomorrow’s picture: webb begins


巴黎上空的夜光云
影像提供与版权:
Bertrand Kulik

说明: 这是北半球夜光云的季节。特定条件下才会形成于高层大气中的微小冰晶,在夏季末日落时受到下方阳光的照耀时,偶而会以夜光云之姿现身。夜光云是现知最高的云种,在地面观测中被归类为极地中层云。虽然自从2007年,NASA的中气层水冰特性观测卫星 (AIM),就持续在观测它,但夜光云的特性仍有诸多不明之处,所以依然是很活耀的研究题目。这幅主题影像,呈现了带着波纹飘过法国巴黎上空的大片夜光云。在今年,已有数个北纬地区报导目暏了特别华丽生动的夜光云。

明日的图片: webb begins

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