The Suomi Satellite MODIS VIIRS (my mistake- sorry. Terra and Aqua have the MODIS) sensor can see city lights very well when there are no clouds but it’s a polar orbiting satellite so it only passes by one time at night. If you want to grab a shot of the entire planet’s night lights from space, it will
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To the east of Delmarva, the cold air is picking up moisture from the warmer waters of the Atlantic, and forming a huge deck of low stratocumulus clouds.
The ripples in the clouds over Pennsylvania are gravity waves. They are caused by the winds crossing the mountains. They happen in almost exactly the same way that ripples form when you toss a pebble into a pond!