Aleutian clouds

These cloud formations were seen over the western Aleutian Islands. Their color variations are probably due to differences in temperature and in the size of water droplets that make up the clouds.

This image was acquired by the Landsat 7 satellite on June 16, 2000.

Credit

Image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch. Caption adapted from text provided by NASA's Earth Observatory. Source: NASA/USGS Landsat 7; NASA's Earth Observatory.

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