Band of cloud over Hawaii

Band of cloud over Hawaii
Band of cloud over Hawaii
Credit: NASA.

Band of cloud over Hawaii

Op­ti­cal sen­sors can­not pen­e­trate through clouds or oth­er vi­su­al bar­ri­ers, so their view of Earth is of­ten lim­it­ed. This im­age of Hawaii was ac­quired by the Mod­er­ate Res­o­lu­tion Imag­ing Spec­tro­ra­diome­ter (MODIS), which is car­ried on NASA’s Ter­ra and Aqua satel­lites.

Optical sensors cannot penetrate through clouds or other visual barriers, so their view of Earth is often limited. This image of Hawaii was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), which is carried on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites.

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