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Polar Mesospheric (Noctilucent) Clouds Seen From The ISS

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This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 31 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken June 5, 2012 from 18:26:38 to 18:31:04 GMT, on a pass from western Iraq to western Uzbekistan. This video captures an atmospheric phenomenon called "Polar Mesospheric Clouds". By focusing on the limb of the Earth at night with the sun illuminating it, the crew was able to capture some movement to these mysterious clouds. Satellites can be seen orbiting Earth in the distance. Via