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Decades of satellite observations and astronaut photographs show that clouds dominate space-based views of Earth. One study based on nearly a decade of satellite data estimated that about 67 percent of Earth’s surface is typically covered by clouds. This is especially the case over the oceans, where other research shows less than 10 percent of the sky is completely clear of clouds at any one time. Over land, 30 percent of skies are completely cloud free.

Earth’s cloudy nature is unmistakable in this global cloud fraction map, based on data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on our Aqua satellite. While MODIS collects enough data to make a new global map of cloudiness every day, this version of the map shows an average of all of the satellite’s cloud observations between July 2002 and April 2015. Colors range from dark blue (no clouds) to light blue (some clouds) to white (frequent clouds). Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Kevin Ward, using data provided by the MODIS Atmosphere Science Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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robinbertschinger 17.01.2020 - 22:22

@denis_weinberg

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1nsane0verlord_2 17.01.2020 - 22:22

How about a real picture.

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theecameron 17.01.2020 - 22:22

@pray_hike_rungirl look at the no clouds near Az or Lower Cali😂

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gnarcanine 17.01.2020 - 22:22

It’s not ignorant to think that the Earth’s weather/cloud patterns are something like the Earth helping it’s self to survive. Like when plants are grown on a window sill but need more light, what do the plants do? They grow towards the light. Maybe the clouds as ridiculous as it sounds are usually over water to collect it and then move along and water the Earth so that plants and anything life for that matter can continue living. Think about it. If clouds didn’t bring rain the Earth would die. If clouds didn’t exist the Earth wouldn’t be livable. I’m sure someone with a degree can explain what I’m trying to say in more understandable words but what I’m says does make sense. Just something to keep in mind. When that percentage of Earth’s surface that is covered in clouds becomes lower than that that is not covered in clouds, that’s when we need to also worry about «the end of time.»

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jimsnydergrant 17.01.2020 - 22:22

If you don’t like clouds, move to Australia, North Africa, or the Antarctic

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jamesfarrell210 17.01.2020 - 22:22

A picture is worth a thousand words sure seems to sum up this image!

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jamesfarrell210 17.01.2020 - 22:22

I think that you did a great job in describing how clouds help in the overall big picture.

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lindseylebel 17.01.2020 - 22:22

@coleblaney

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cleo8128 17.01.2020 - 22:22

@ambdo

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poshak_arad1 17.01.2020 - 22:22

Owww…my God @aafreen_kamal

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afro_k.s 17.01.2020 - 22:22

Y Owww??@rosta.mohammad

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poshak_arad1 17.01.2020 - 22:22

What? @aafreen_kamal

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afro_k.s 17.01.2020 - 22:22

godd…y «Owww..my god»@rosta.mohammad

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fatoomtmtm 17.01.2020 - 22:22

Finally a map showing that Africa bigger than north America ..

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rugga207 17.01.2020 - 22:22

@raspy_rawls @victims_of_miseducation @spike_keystone_11 ever since this flat earth theory my mind has been going crazy and this pic to me is pretty dead on

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iss_moneyyy 17.01.2020 - 22:22

@Rugga207 I thought the exact same thing when I saw this

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nestor6leal 17.01.2020 - 22:22

@publicityworld_

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rugga207 17.01.2020 - 22:22

@dntaktfunny_issmoneyb word up what i want to do one day is go to where it ends

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yuyurm 17.01.2020 - 22:22

Búscate @Lonablanca

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mhpineroli 17.01.2020 - 22:22

Amasing

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d3m0nia 17.01.2020 - 22:22

@rayabravo

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beydriana 17.01.2020 - 22:22

@shannon.goff oh my gosh

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toy_tech08 17.01.2020 - 22:22

Hey depiction of flat earth? @a_strange_tech

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leealexandernortham 17.01.2020 - 22:22

Still wrong but at least it’s flat #weregettingcloser

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