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Today's Cloud-a-Day

Friday 12th April 2024

Could migrating animals help fill the gaps in weather data to help us understand our changing climate? Despite the extensive networks of satellites, ocean buoys, weather stations, radar, and balloons currently used to gather information an…

Cloud of the Month

April 2024

Fluctus is a cloud formed by a particular wind pattern known as wind shear. With its breaking-wave curls, it is the most iconic of all the wave clouds, and it features as Cloud of the Month for April...

Recent Clouds Spotted

New from our Members

Cloud Music
Sylvia Lee, a singer-songwriter from Hamburg, Germany, recently ...
Cloud Art
Michael Pockley, Member 63,102 recently painted this sunrise ...
Cloud Videos
Gary McArthur, Member 5,353, made a short video ...
Cloud Art
Holly Lane is a Californian artist who has ...

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A Cloud A Day is our beautifully illustrated book containing 365 skies selected by the Cloud Appreciation Society. It includes photographs by our members from around the world of stunning and fascinating formations, as well as examples of clouds depicted by great artists and even formations in Space, such as interstellar clouds and those on other planets. This is the ultimate dip-in-and-out book for sky lovers. Each image is accompanied by an enlightening explanation, a revealing snippet of cloud science, a surprising story or an uplifting quotation. Each entry will teach you about the sky in a fun and uplifting way.

A Survival Kit for the Imagination

Our downloadable lesson plans and resources for schools and homeschools teaching about the sky.

News

Prehistoric Art of the Colorado Plateau: It’s All About Clouds!

The prehistoric peoples of the Colorado Plateau in the southwest United States knew a thing or two about clouds. And they shared their knowledge in the form of ‘cloud beings’ drawn and carved onto rocks that are still visible today...

“Something About the Sky” – Rachel Carson, Nikki McClure

This beautiful book about clouds by Nikki McClure is about the imagery she used to bring to life a long-forgotten television script by Rachel Carson, ‘Something About the Sky’ which aired on March 11, 1956.  Nikki approached Rachel Carson’s estate and they granted permission for her to illustrate and publish the script.  She explains that […]

LUMINOSITY

Kathy Wilson, Member 58,037 recently told us about an exhibition by Andy Eccleshall entitled “Luminosity” that is showing at the Seattle Art Museum Gallery until 31st March 2024.  Andy was previously a muralist but is now focusing on cloud art and with pastoral landscapes to the far reaches of the sky, Luminosity spotlights his work. Read more […]