Mars - Viking 1 Orbiter

Lee waves and streak clouds on Mars

Viking 1 Orbiter view of clouds on Mars. The image shows lee waves and streak clouds just north of Utopia Planitia during late summer/ early autumn at 6:51 local time. North is up and the frame is about 750 km across. (Viking Orbiter 840A16)
Larger image: 335K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1978-10-05 T 04:12:11
Distance/Range (km): 22937.2
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +62.09/220.39
Orbit(s): 840

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Clouds
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera B
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1056 x 1182, 7 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.54 x 1.69
Filter: Red (6)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 74.42
Phase Angle (deg): 90.19
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 29.18

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1030
NASA Image ID number: 840A16
Other Image ID number: 42046169
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-075A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-075A-01c
Other ID: N/A


[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