Earth - Gemini 6A

Network of stratocumulus clouds SW of the Canary Islands on Earth

Gemini 6 photograph of a large network of stratocumulus clouds southwest of the Canary Islands on Earth. These are open cellular-type convective clouds in which air rises along the cell walls and sinks in the centers. The foreground surface wind is from the northeast, right to left, at 25 to 35 km/hr (15 to 20 knots). The blue band along the horizon is the Earth's troposphere. (Gemini 6A, S65-63264)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-12-16 T 12:21
Distance/Range (km): 291
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +20./020.
Orbit(s): 15

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds
Instrument: Hasselblad 500-c, 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: S65-63264
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 65-104A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: S65-63309 (b&w)


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015