Saturday, September 10, 2016

Spherical Images of Earth from the Edge of Space

Source - Space Weather News for Sept. 11, 2016:

CHANCE OF STORMS:  A solar wind stream traveling ~550 km/s is expected to engulf Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of Sept. 11th.  Its arrival could spark polar geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras on Sept. 11th and 12th. Visit for updates.

SPHERICAL IMAGES FROM THE EDGE OF SPACE:  Last week, a pair of space weather balloons were launched from opposite sides of the USA to measure cosmic rays in the atmosphere.  During the flights, a spherical camera captured unique images of Earth from the stratosphere. Click here to experience a fully-interactive, spinnable, zoomable view of the Atlantic Coast from an altitude of 108,000 feet.  First-look results from the radiation experiment may be found on

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