Earth - Gemini 10

Cyclonic eddy near Ilha de Madeira in the Atlantic on Earth

Gemini 10 image of a cyclonic eddy in the stratocumulus clouds near the Ilha de Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean. The eddy is visible at right, and the island is the tiny dark spot just to the left of it. The island is 55 km (35 miles) long and rises over 1.8 km (6000 feet) above sea level, obstructing the northeasterly wind and causing eddies to form. The view is looking to the east. (Gemini 10, S66-46040)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1966-07-20 T 15:52
Distance/Range (km): 385
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 26

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: island, cloud, water
Instrument: Hasselblad SWC 70-mm camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
Filter: N/A
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: S66-46040
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-066A-02A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: S66-46087 (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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015