ISS astronauts are indubitably by far the most active ones on social media. Their sharing of space things makes us envy, sometimes due to the atmosphere or the other thing. But this time it is the view that has been captured by them. Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake, who is currently on board the International Space Station captured Noctilucent or night shining clouds sitting on the edge of the atmosphere.
He tweeted, “We’re seeing some rare high altitude noctilucent clouds just now – hope for some better pics next week.”
Cloud’s ice crystals form from meteor dust according to NASA. Water vapor at these altitudes can freeze into clouds of ice crystals. These clouds are typically brightest in late June and July.
We’re seeing some rare high altitude noctilucent clouds just now – hope for some better pics next week pic.twitter.com/xzHMEyJ9Mk— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) June 2, 2016