Monday, July 4, 2022

Images: Virgo Cluster of Galaxies and Cumulonimbus Montage

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Cosmology, Earth Systems, Astronomy

Ed Hessler

This entry offers two images of "up there,"out in the deep universe and of a massive storm clouds here on Earth.

The first image is from Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, the closest cluster of galaxies to our own Milky Way Galaxy, a neighbor so-to-speak. It is beautiful and scientifically interesting and includes an explanation.

The second image is from Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) and shows the sequential development of a massive anvil cloud thunderhead over Taiwan. The six images were taken about 10 minutes apart. One of them is illuminated by the setting sun in a golden glow. The entry includes a video of anvil cloud development.

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