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.


Cloud of the Month October 2015

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An Orderly Flock in the Sky Regularity in the natural world always feels surprising to us – the uniform hexagon formations of honeycombs, the intricate fractal swirls of ferns. It as if someone has imposed order onto the chaos of …read more…

The Mississippi Triangle

Cloud News “The Mississippi Triangle”

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Les Cowley (OPOD), Raymond Lee (US Naval Academy & co-author of Rainbow Bridge) and Gavin Pretor-Pinney (Author & founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society) recently collaborated to find an explanation for this fascinating cloud which was filmed by the Planche …read more…

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Cloud News Calling all Cloudspotting Photographers!

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Our friends at the World Meteorological Organisation have asked for help from our members. They’re working on a new edition of the official reference book on the classification of clouds, the International Cloud Atlas, and they are currently gathering photographs …read more…

Asperitas over Burnie, Tasmania, Australia © Gary McArthur.

Cloud News The Winner of our Asperitas Photography Competition is announced

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Many congratulations to Gary McArthur who has won our Asperitas Photography Competition. You can read about the announcement here. Share

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Cloud News 5×15 Bristol – Gavin Pretor-Pinney talks Cloudspotting

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On Monday, 5th October, 7pm at The Tobacco Factory, Bristol Cloud Appreciation Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, will be amongst the speakers at the launch of the hit event series 5×15 in Bristol. “5 speakers. 15 minutes each. No scripts. True …read more…

Statesboro, Georgia. (Sarah K. Davis)

Cloud News Be a Weather Hero by Photographing the World’s Newest Cloud

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John Metcalf of recently posted an article about “asperitas,” the first new cloud type identified since 1951 and which the WMO will include in its revised 2016 International Cloud Atlas. The WMO have asked the Cloud Appreciation Society to …read more…


Cloud of the Month September 2015

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A Rainbow from the King of Clouds September is a big month for the Cloud Appreciation Society, as we are holding our ten-year anniversary event in London. So for this Cloud of the Month we’ve chosen a big cloud. The …read more…