Friday, March 18, 2011

N.A.S.A. SNAPS CLOUD-FREE IRELAND: YES, THAT IS A VERY RARE THING...


NASA's Aqua satellite recently snapped a cloud-free shot of Ireland. The cloud-free view is extremely rare as the country is almost entirely cloud covered 50% of the time according to the Irish Meteorological Service, Met Éireann. There are more clouds during the day than at night, and fog is common. According to NASA, Ireland owes its greenness to moderate temperatures and moist air. The Atlantic Ocean, particularly the warm currents in the North Atlantic Drift, gives the country a more temperate climate than most others at the same latitude.

1 comment:

bridiegubbins said...

an amazing sight.. it was like a summers day !