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August 2012

Cloud of the Month for August 2012

August 2012

Mamma Mia!

The Cloud of the Month for August is a display of mamma clouds photographed by Kamila Mazurkiewicz over Puławy, Poland. Named after the Latin for ‘udders’, this cloud formation is at its most dramatic when it appears on the underside of the huge anvil canopy that spreads out at the top of a Cumulonimbus storm cloud. There are a number of theories as to how these clouds form, but no one is quite sure of the exact processes at work. Whatever their cause, these ones had many admirers when they were revealed to the world on our photo gallery earlier this month.

© Photograph Kamila Mazurkiewicz.


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