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.

Sir Cloudsley Shovel at Rochester Museum

Cloud News Sir Cloudsley Shovel

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Cloud enthusiast, Jan McIntyre, visited Rochester recently and whilst exploring the village her attention was caught by the decoration of a building and plaster plaque announcing “erected at the sole charge and expense of Sir Cloudsley Shovel in 1706″. Curious …read more…


Cloud of the Month May 2015

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A Supercool Cloud Low clouds like Cumulus tend to consist of water droplets. High ones like Cirrus are made of ice crystals. Mid-level clouds, like this Altocumulus we’ve chosen for May’s Cloud of the Month, often contain ‘supercooled’ water. The …read more…

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 of the Month April 2015

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A Golden Oldie April’s cloud of the month looms over Lake Tuggeranong, in the south of Canberra, Australia, resplendent in the golden rays of the evening. Having grown higher and higher into the atmosphere as the evening progressed, this Cumulonimbus …read more…

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…