A Glorious View - A layer of stratocumulus clouds over the Pacific Ocean served as the backdrop for this rainbow-like optical phenomenon known as a glory.
Solar System / Weather "2"
NASA - NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
Suomi NPP nighttime view of the Nile River Valley and Delta
The moon takes a bite out of the sun's disk in this extreme ultraviolet view from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
Astronomy, Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Cosmology Related
Kelvin Wakes clouds viewed from the Space Shuttle. These clouds formations are caused when a cloud system runs across mountains or tall hills, which disturb the cloud layer from below. (STS 61-A, October-November 1985. Picture #61A-31-066.)
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SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit - 171 Angstrom by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/7343985500/in/set-72157629955754198/
Cygnus Loop Nebula http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/galex/pia15415.html Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Galactic Island http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2336.html Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Helix Nebula - Unraveling at the Seams http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/multimedia/pia15817.html Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Stars Shoot Jets in Cosmic Playground http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/multimedia/pia17018.html Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Wisconsin