Cloud Lovers, Unite!

At The Cloud Appreciation Society we love clouds, we’re not ashamed to say it and we’ve had enough of people moaning about them. Read our manifesto and see how we are fighting the banality of ‘blue-sky thinking’. If you agree with what we stand for, then join the society for a minimal one-off postage and administration fee and receive your very own official membership certificate and badge.


Cloudspotting in Arizona

Society founder Gavin Pretor-Pinney spoke at Google Zeitgeist in Arizona, US. Other speakers at the event included presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as rapper Snoop Dogg. Gavin’s talk incorporated stunning cloud photographs by members of the Cloud Appreciation Society, who had kindly agreed for them to be shown.

If you would like to have a cloudspotting talk at your organisation, Gavin is represented by ATG Chartwell speaker’s agency.

Asperatus over Evans County, Georgia, US. Photo by LeeAnna Tatum.

Cloud News ‘Asperatus’ Latin name gets the thumbs up

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We were very pleased to learn that our campaign to get a new cloud classification added to the official naming system has been helped by a Latin scholar. Dr. Rick LaFleur, Franklin Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of …read more…


Cloud News We’ve added the Cloud of the Month for April

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It is a mighty storm cloud that has past its peak. See Cloud of the Month for April…

Asperatus over Evans County, Georgia, US. Photograph by LeeAnna Tatum. © The Claxton Enterprise

Cloud News Asperatus Clouds Spotted over Georgia and North Carolina, US

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Monday 30 March saw a fantastic display of asperatus clouds over Georgia and North Carolina, US. The photographs below on the Society gallery were taken by LeeAnna Tatum of The Claxton Enterprise newspaper. At the bottom of the page, you …read more…


Cloud News Lenticularis over Wales

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On the 7th March a particularly dramatic display of lenticularis clouds formed over North Wales. They were of the form known as ‘pile d’assiettes’. This is the French for a pile of plates and refers to lenticular clouds that have …read more…

Lenticular cloud, Moon, Mars and Venus © Nuno Serrão

Cloud News Lenticular cloud, Moon, Mars and Venus

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Cloud enthusiast, Bernard L Reymond, recently sent us the link to NASA’s Cloud of the Day for 2nd March. This is an image of a Lenticular cloud, the Moon, Mars and Venus and was taken by Nuno Serrão. Once you …read more…

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Cloud News Cloud Observations Wanted for Eclipse Weather experiment

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A solar eclipse will be visible from the UK on the morning of 20th March 2015. Although primarily an astronomical event, a solar eclipse can also affect the weather*. If you will have access to measurements of air temperatures, wind …read more…

UAE Rain Enhancing Research

Cloud News UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science

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The UAE is offering grants for research programmes into enhancing the yield from rain clouds. Anyone interested in applying for a grant would need to supply an online proposal by 16th March 2015. For full details please visit the UAE …read more…