National Geographic : 1960 Aug
As the satellite spins through space, ro tating 10 times a minute, the earth ap pears to turn dizzily beneath it. Arcing southward above the Red Sea, Tiros caught this dramatic sequence in five minutes. Clicking automatically every 30 seconds, and covering 140 miles be tween pictures, the camera registered a two-thirds overlap between photographs, allowing meteorologists to trace shifts in cloud patterns. This sequence, selected from a series of 32 televised images, shows (from top to bottom) the first, fifth, seventh, and eleventh exposures. Top picture shows the triangular Sinai Peninsula linking the cloud-shrouded Mediterranean and the dark oblong of the Red Sea. In the bottom frame Tiros has streaked 1,500 miles and looks at the southern edge of Arabia and the pro truding headland of East Africa.