Category: Cloud of the Month

Every month, we choose one of our favourite photographs from the Cloud Gallery to become our Cloud of the Month.

February 2018

Ever wondered why clouds sometimes line themselves up into regimented ‘streets’ like this? Of course you have, and now is your chance to find out with February’s Cloud of the Month…

July 2017

Your chances of seeing the vibrant ‘circumhorizon arc’ optical effect are either fantastic or hopeless, depending on where you are and the time of year…

March 2016

When the sky is covered in a high layer of ice crystals, known as a Cirrostratus cloud, there is always a possibility for dramatic halo phenomena…

February 2016

During the first days of February, strange and beautifully coloured cloud formations were noticed by many cloudspotters across Britain and Ireland…

December 2015

Cloudspotting mountaineers and hill walkers on the Brocken mountain in Northern Germany often find themselves climbing through a bank of stratus cloud to emerge into the sunlight above…

November 2015

You know those glorious fingers of sunlight that sometimes burst out from behind clouds? They’re called ‘crepuscular rays’, they form when light and shadow are rendered visible by haze in the atmosphere…