Each month, we choose our favourite image from the Cloud Gallery.
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Gill and Peter Smith) Most clouds are happy to coexist within the lower region of the atmosphere, known as the ‘troposphere’. Nacreous clouds, however, like to be a little different. They form in the rarefied heightsContinue Reading
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Paul Warren) The cirrostratus is surely the most understated of all the cloud types. It is a thin, milky veil, spread out high across the heavens, and it is often almost transparent.With such subtle shades, itContinue Reading
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Mike Rubin) Those unfamiliar with the habits of our fluffy friends will claim that it never snows on warm, clear, sunny days. Of course, a cloudspotter knows that they are talking complete and utter nonsense.Continue Reading
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Chris Dolley) Wizened mariners pay careful heed to dramatic displays of the cirrocumulus cloud, which they refered to as a mackerel sky. It can be a precursor of storms at sea, warning them to batten theContinue Reading
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Irene, East Queensland, Australia) Cloudspotters tend to think of the altostratus as a boring cloud. Indeed, it is a featureless, mid-level layer, which tends to give the sky a washed-out, overcast appearance. When it is thick,Continue Reading