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Swirls of Clouds off Guadalupe Island, Baja California, Mexico

Image captured on Apr 10, 2022 by the VIIRS instrument aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite.

This is an image of Von Karmen vortices.

True-color corrected reflectance image of cloud swirls off Guadalupe Island, Baja California, Mexico on April 10, 2022. These cloud swirls are also known as a Von Karman vortex street. Here it is caused by winds blowing from the north across the island to the south. This image was acquired by Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite.

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