Earth - Gemini 6A

Cloud vortex over the Canary Islands on Earth

Gemini 6 photograph of a stratocumulus cloud vortex over the Canary Islands on Earth. Tenerife is at the upper left. These vortices are formed when northeast winds (north is up) blow over the islands and are swirled into chains of eddies. The center eddy in this image is 100 km from Tenerife and the eye is 21 km wide. (Gemini 6A, S65-63149)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-12-16 T 10:46
Distance/Range (km): 289
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 14

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds
Instrument: Hasselblad 500c, 70-mm camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): 26.5 x 26.5
Filter: haze
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: S65-63149
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 65-104A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: S65-64935 (b&w)

Updated 13 March 2003, DRW.