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Circular Condensation Trails off Norwegian Coast – August 19th, 2009

60.9N 2.8E

August 19th, 2009 Category: Clouds, Image of the day

Contrails off Norwegian coast - August 17th, 2009

Contrails off Norwegian coast - August 17th, 2009

Condensation trails, or contrails, are caused by hot engine exhaust  from airplanes cooling in the atmosphere and leaving streaks of condensed water vapor in the aircraft’s flight path.

Here, a series of condensation trails off the west coast of Norway trace a circular path, rather than a straight one as such contrails frequently do. This was probably caused by an airplane not being able to land immediately and having to remain in a holding pattern or having to make several landing attempts. Such changes in usually linear flight paths can leave circular or spiralled condensation trails.

Condensation Trails Over Egypt

January 15th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Condensation trails over Cairo, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea - January 15th, 2009

Condensation trails over Cairo, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea - January 15th, 2009

Close-up of spiraling condensation trail

Close-up of spiraling condensation trail

Close-up of condensation trails over the mouth of the Nile

Close-up of condensation trails over the mouth of the Nile

Here, many condensation trails can be seen over Cairo, Eygpt, and the Mediterranean Sea.

One particularly interesting trail follows a spiralled path, rather than being razor-straight like the others. This is probably due to an airplane that couldn’t land immediately and was forced to remain in a holding pattern near the airport until landing clearance was given.

In the close-up of the mouth of the Nile, the shadows of the trails are visible onland. To the south there is an agricultural area in the desert, in which many circular fields can be seen.

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