Weird Cloud ‘Coils’ Captured by Earth-Observing Satellite

These are some of the strangest looking clouds I’ve seen from the fleet of Earth-observing satellites. These coil-like or bow-wave-shaped clouds were created by the clouds passing over the Prince Edward Islands, in the south Indian Ocean. It was taken by the Terra satellite with the MODIS instrument (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) on March 26, 2013.

Update: Vitaliy Egorov from the Russian website has sent us an animation of these coil clouds as seen by the Russian satellite Elektro-L:

Animation is made up of 17 frames made satellite “Electro-L” from 12:30 to 20:30 GMT March 26, 2013 at 1 frame per 30 minutes. Photo: Roscosmos / NTSOMZ / Electro-L /

The images are taken from a different angle than the Terra satellite. You can see more at Egorov’s website.

NASA says MODIS is playing a vital role in the development of validated, global, interactive Earth system models able to predict global change accurately enough to assist policy makers in making sound decisions concerning the protection of our environment.

22 Replies to “Weird Cloud ‘Coils’ Captured by Earth-Observing Satellite”

  1. Some 1,200 miles (1,900 km) southeast of Cape Town with lots of rain and wind… no wonder? But that _is_ an interesting image! Reflexive pressure gradient pulsations?

  2. Something is going on. All this strange clouds and other things in the sky that have never been seen before.

  3. imo, there is a mountain peak, where the “waves” start. it is a air-ocean. similar dropping a stone into a lake.

  4. I started off my 1st yr in collage in meteorology. I have never ever in my 35 yrs. observing weather, seen this cloud formation before. Although it has not been my work for yrs.. I do dabble w/weather. Coils of all things. Awesome!

  5. Geo engerneering chemtrails its not strange to those of us who are sprayed on a regular basis there killing us and the earth

  6. alot of people know what this is but for people who dont look into it. we have been watching these things planet wide create storm that destroy homes..who know what they are doing with that much power and how it effected people

  7. Look into H.A.A.R.P and NEXRAD for the answers to this “mystery”. It is all part of an elaborate global weather modification/defense project. Project Cloverleaf.

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