Cloud of The Month

Each month, we choose our favourite image from the Cloud Gallery.

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July 2016

Cloud of the Month for July is an optical effect known as a ‘corona’...

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June 2016

Cloud of the Month for June is the extremely high, and rather mysterious, night-shining cloud...

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May 2016

Cloud of the Month for May is one of the rarest cloud formations, and quite possibly the most difficult one to spot...

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April 2016

When the underside of a cloud layer is festooned with pouches like this, the formation is known as mamma...

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March 2016

When the sky is covered in a high layer of ice crystals, known as a Cirrostratus cloud, there is always a possibility for dramatic halo phenomena...

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February 2016

During the first days of February, strange and beautifully coloured cloud formations were noticed by many cloudspotters across Britain and Ireland...

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January 2016

Mountains love dressing up in clouds. They wear them over their rocky slopes like delicate, flowing robes of moisture...

A Brocken Spectre spotted in the German Alps on top of the mountain Herzogstand.

December 2015

Cloudspotting mountaineers and hill walkers on the Brocken mountain in Northern Germany often find themselves climbing through a bank of stratus cloud to emerge into the sunlight above...

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November 2015

You know those glorious fingers of sunlight that sometimes burst out from behind clouds? They're called ‘crepuscular rays’, they form when light and shadow are rendered visible by haze in the atmosphere...