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Cloud of The Month

Each month, we choose our favourite image from the Cloud Gallery.

Lenticularis (April ’05)

(Click image to enlarge) (Image © John Lamb) The Altocumulus lenticularis is known affectionately by glider pilots as a ‘lennie’. It is an orographic cloud formation, which appears in mountainous regions as air, forced upwards over the range, cools and sheds its

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Stratus (March ’05)

(Click image to enlarge) (Image © David Fuller) After the cold, grey months of January and February, many in Britain will feel that they have seen quite enough of the overcast skies of the stratus. But they should not be too hasty

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Contrails (January ’05)

(Click image to enlarge) A couple of contrails* blowing an air kiss to their friends in the Cloud Appreciation Society. Born at 40,000ft, these cheeky clouds aren't in a hurry to go anywhere while they spread into gentle feathered cirrus layers called

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