26th June 19:51
Summer clouds over Meridiani?
I found these on the Unmannedspaceflight.com site:
I had argued that clouds would be seen over the rover site(s) during
the southern Summer as they had been seen over Meridiani during the
More on "Frost on the rover solar panels".
Note that thin, high altitude clouds are also visible near the equator
in this opposition photo from Hubble:
Mars Images - MarsWatch 2005
Images taken by James F. Bell and the Hubble Heritage Team
Monday, 07th of November 2005
However, I can't tell what is the location of these equatorial clouds
in this image if anyone knows that.
Since the winter clouds over Meridiani corresponded to frost
deposition, they should also correspond to water/ice deposition during
this warmer period.
I had also argued that these clouds could result in precipitation over
the landing sites. However, these are actually thin cirrus-type clouds,
not precipitation bearing clouds, so snow/rain would not be expected.