Explore the Memory Cloud Atlas to see views on the sky from around the world submitted on Cloud Appreciation Day 2022.

Memory Cloud Atlas


Cloud Appreciation Day, 2022 took place on Friday September 16th. This was an internationally recognised day that we launched for the first time this year when people around the world were encouraged to spend a few moments appreciating the beauty of the sky. To mark the occasion, and with the help of a Kickstarter campaign supported by our members and friends, the Cloud Appreciation Society launched a Memory Cloud Atlas, onto which cloudspotters around the globe could upload photographs of their sky on this day and record how it made them feel. The launch of Cloud Appreciation Day was a great success, with 3,000 skies uploaded to the Memory Cloud Atlas, which now serves as a snapshot on a single day of our collective appreciation for the most dynamic, evocative and accessible part of nature: the sky.


The Memory Cloud Atlas is a collaboration with artist Justin Wiggan that was launching on Cloud Appreciation Day and took contributions from anyone for that single day. The Memory Cloud Atlas has been funded with a Kickstarter campaign that reached its target within 8 hours thanks to the generous support of friends and members of the Cloud Appreciation Society.


Our Cloud Appreciation Pack includes free lesson plans, resources and activities for schools and homeschools. We encouraged teachers to use the pack of resources to make Cloud Appreciation Day on Friday September 16th the focus of a week of lessons about the sky and clouds. The Atlas now serves as a resource to show young cloudspotters skies from right around the world.

Cirrus fibratus spotted over Sydney, Australia by Tom Olson
Altocumulus at sunrise spotted over Kingston, Kent, England by Sue Hodgkins (Member 10,290)
Cirrus intortus spotted over Lompoc, California, US by Jeanette Brown
Altocumulus lenticularis spotted over Helena valley, Montana, US by Jana Walker (Member 54,383)
Anvil crawler lightning spotted over Visakhapatnam, India by Ashok Kolluru
Mamma spotted over Boulder, Colorado, US by Kyoko Saegusa
Stratocumulus spotted over Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Kristen-Rose DiMartino (Member 47,377)
Cumulus and Stratocumulus spotted at sunset over Zhejiang Province, China by 玮 徐 (Member 50,559)