Appearance of Night-Shining Clouds Has Increased

A NASA mission called Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, was launched in 2007 to observe noctilucent clouds, but it currently only has a view of the clouds near the poles. Now scientists have gathered information from several other missions, past and present, and combined it with computer simulations to systematically show that…

NASA: Noctilucent Cloud

NASA | Noctilucent Clouds Uploaded by NASA Goddard Uploaded on Sep 12, 2007 The Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) mission will provide the first detailed exploration of Earth’s unique and elusive noctilucent or night shining clouds that are found literally on the “edge of space.” Located near the top of the Earth’s mesosphere (the…

Noctilucent cloud: Why would the sky still glow after sunset?

Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2013 August 19 Noctilucent Clouds and Aurora Over Scotland Video Credit: Maciej Winiarczyk; Music: Jolanta Galka-Kurkowska Explanation: Why would the sky still glow after sunset? Besides stars and the…