Detail View: NASA Johnson Space Center Collection: Tropical Thunderstorm, Pacific Ocean

Title: 
Tropical Thunderstorm, Pacific Ocean
Description: 
This tropical thunderstorm was photographed over the Pacific Ocean NW of New Guinea (10.0N, 130.0E). Taken late in the day in low light, the three dimensional effect is the result of the interaction of atmospheric dust and rays of sunlight passing through the atmosphere. The high cumulonimbus clouds reach the upper atmosphere and often produce unusual lighting effects.
Date Taken: 
1990-12-10
Program: 
Shuttle
Mission: 
STS-035
Subject Terms: 
(FROM
facet_what: 
Earth
facet_where: 
Guinea
Photo ID: 
STS035-87-066
Film Type: 
70mm
UID: 
SPD-JSC-STS035-87-066
original url: 
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