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Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of July 4, 2022

Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of July 4, 2022



Planetary Picture of the Day
Week of July 4, 2022

Welcome to our weekly recap of our Planetary Picture of the Day (PPOD)!
The colors, the textures, the shapes – on Earth and in space science and beauty are one.


Monday, July 4, 2022


Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

Stunning Jupiter
Jupiter's Great Red Spot from NASA's Juno spacecraft's Perijove 12.


Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Earth from Space

Credit: NASA / Astronaut Terry Virts

More of Earth from Space
This gorgeous image of our wonderful Earth was taken as the International Space Station was flying over the Red Sea and East Africa at dusk on 8 December 2014.


Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Jet Lightning

Credit: Chris Holmes

Gigantic Jet Lightning
While flying at 35,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico near the Yucatan Peninsula, pilot Chris Holmes noticed that a nearby supercell storm was letting off extreme jets of unusual lightning. These Gigantic Jets are a relatively recent discovery, and they can reach 50 miles in altitude.



Thursday, July 7, 2022


Credit: Dheera Venkatraman

Seven Sisters Rising
This gorgeous photo shows the Pleiades (M45) star cluster rising over Half Dome in the Yosemite National Park in California. Full of hot, young blue stars, this cluster is moving through a dust cloud, which creates the beautiful nebulosity seen here.


Friday, July 8, 2022

Above the clouds

Credit: Babak A. Tafreshi

Above the Clouds
The crescent Moon and Venus set above an ocean of clouds, taken from La Palma, Canary Islands back in 2018.



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