This week, a satellite moving across the North Pacific discovered something strange in the center of the cloud formation: a huge eye.
It was seen south of Alaska February 13 and posted on Facebook by scientists from the Cooperative Institute of Meteorological Satellite Research (CIMSS) in Wisconsin.
“Has anyone else seen the eyes and face of a whale today in a very large lowland over the North Pacific?” Written by CIMSS.
“The incredible details in this improved image of water vapor seem to open an eye that looked away from the center of a storm approaching the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.”
No explanation was offered, so the viewer was invited to discuss the possibilities.
The photo, which was largely absent on social media, shows that the “eye” was surrounded by a kilometer-long vortex of clouds in the center of the storm.
“I just see a strange cyclone,” one person commented on Facebook.
The eye was spotted in a cloud that scientists call the “storm eye.” Such eyes are usually the quiet center of storm winds.
“All tropical cyclones … have rotating bands of wind and rain. In the center is a quiet place called the eye. ” Reported Science News for Students.
“Around the eye – the strongest storms of a hurricane or cyclone – the eye. The eye wall got its name because clouds often pile up higher around the eye. It creates a wall of clouds around the eyes when the storm is visible from above. ”
CIMSS has satellites around the world, providing “real time” data over the most populated areas of the world.