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Today's Cloud-a-Day

Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Rose Ann Rowlett spotted this red rainbow peeking through the monsoon downpour beneath a Cumulonimbus cloud over the Peloncillo Mountains in New Mexico, US. Rainbows appear when drops of rain refract sunlight as they reflect it back at an …

Cloud of the Month

July 2024

Meet the highest clouds in our atmosphere. They’re ghostly blue and they shine at night and they feature as Cloud of the Month for July...

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A collaboration with award-winning illustrator William Grill, Cloudspotting for Beginners is a stunning introduction to clouds and the sky. We are very proud of this beautiful hardback book. Charming, uplifting, and easy to understand for all ages, Cloudspotting for Beginners will inspire anyone curious about clouds to look up at the sky with a new understanding and appreciation.

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A fair weather cloud day over Valentia Island in the south west of Ireland.
Cloud Poetry
Melanie McDowell, Member 58,909 thoroughly enjoys her membership ...
Cloud Art
Erica Keener, an artist from Preble County, uses ...
Cloud Music
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Cloud Videos
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A Survival Kit for the Imagination

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

News

EarthCARE: A New Satellite Getting to the Heart of Clouds

On May 28, 2024, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) teamed up to launch a 3-year mission called EarthCARE in order to profile Earth’s clouds to see what effect they are having on climate change. Different cloud formations interact with sunlight in different ways. For example, the low, thick, […]

Skydentities, Music Generated by Clouds

On August 2nd, UK-based soundscape artist Justin Wiggan is releasing Skydentities: Cloud Scanner the first album of music generated by clouds. The tracks were produced using a device, known as a cloud scanner, that was created by Wiggan in collaboration with artist-engineer Dominick Allen. The device collects light and colour from the clouds converting them […]

CUMULUS: THE ART OF METEOROLOGY

Tom Bean, Member 41,135 has shared details of an art exhibition CUMULUS: THE ART OF METEOROLOGY, that’s opening in Flagstaff, Arizona on June 29.  The exhibit will run for three months and coincide with the arrival of the Southwest US Monsoon Season.  He told us “While Flagstaff, is a small city, it is the jumping […]