These interesting clouds were captured by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on December 18, 2002. Several unique formations of clouds are draped over this part of the eastern Pacific Ocean. At top, the clouds in the western portion of the cloud chain lock together like vertebra. The center strip of clouds has the appearance of a feather boa, while the clouds at bottom look like an eruption of cotton balls from the surface of the ocean. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/18/02. Data End Date: 12/18/02.