NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured the Cirrus Clouds of West Australia.

Credit: NASA

Cirrus is a genus of atmospheric cloud generally characterized by thin, wispy strands. This captured photo shows transverse cirrus bands (TCBs) which are often associated with intense weather on the edge of a storm or a front. When this image was acquired, a strong cold front was moving inland from the Indian Ocean. The system ultimately brought high winds and heavy rain to Western Australia.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Stephen Burt

Reference: Wispy Clouds – Transverse Cirrus Clouds (NASA Earth Observatory)
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