Contact Us

NASA’s ‘Rainbow Clouds’ Will be Visible Over Hudson Valley Tonight

Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images
Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images

NASA will be conducting an experiment over the East Coast tonight that will produce a large, rainbow-colored cloud overhead.

After the rocket launch was scrubbed by scientists on Monday, the mission is now scheduled for tonight. Clouds impaired the experiment which is suppose to study the ionosphere. In fact, the launch has been canceled several times, but experts are hoping tonight will finally be the night.

The rocket will be releasing canisters that will spread blue-green and red vapor across the sky, forming artificial clouds. The clouds will allow scientists to track particle motions in space.¬† For those of us not studying the particles, we are left with what’s expected to be a spectacular display of rainbow clouds over the East Coast from New York to North Carolina.

The launch is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, sometime between 9:00 and 9:30 pm If there are no heavy clouds over the Hudson Valley and you direct your view to the South East section of the sky, the show should be visible from most of our area.

If you can’t make it outside to watch, or if thunderstorms happen to pop up, live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm on the project’s Ustream¬†site. A Facebook live broadcast will also take place starting just before 9pm on NASA’s Facebook Page.

Bonus Video: Best of Boris & Robyn

Subscribe to WPDH on

Best of WPDH

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for V-I-PDH Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive V-I-PDH Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.