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)

Cloud Appreciation Day



This year, for the first time, the Cloud Appreciation Society is launching Cloud Appreciation Day on Friday September 16th. This will be an internationally recognized day when people around the world are encouraged to spend a few moments appreciating the beauty of the sky. We are launching our new Memory Cloud Atlas, as a place where anyone on the day can share an image of their sky and write or record some words on how it makes them feel. The Memory Cloud Atlas will serve as a snapshot on a single day of our collective views on the most dynamic, evocative and accessible part of nature: the sky.



The Memory Cloud Atlas is a collaboration with artist Justin Wiggan that we are launching for Cloud Appreciation Day. It will be a place where anyone around the world can upload an image of their sky on Cloud Appreciation Day, locate themselves on a map and share what they feel about the sky and the clouds.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. The Atlas will be open for contributions on Friday September 16th 2022.


Our Cloud Appreciation Pack includes free lesson plans, resources and activities for schools and homeschools. We encourage 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 week could culminate with the students submitting their sky and cloud photos on Friday to the Memory Cloud Atlas for other people around the world to see.