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July 2013

Cloud of the Month for July

July 2013

To Infinity and Beyond

This month’s image, by Doug Short, shows a mix of cloud types over Anchorage, Alaska. The formations here are Stratocumulus, Altocumulus and, over the distant mountains, lenticularis. In fact, you could add another cloud term into the mix: clouds that appear to radiate out from a point on the horizon like this are also known as ‘radiatus’.

Photograph © Doug Short.

  • Anonymous

    July 20, 2013 at 3:18 am

    What an amazing shot!

  • zhangzaiping

    July 25, 2013 at 5:50 am

    radiatus, the presign of cyclone, I get a lot from photographer, thanks a lot

  • Mary

    July 27, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Today with a friend who has three boys who have varying degrees of autism, one of them, awkward and resentful of being how he is and saying that it is awful people feeling sorry for him. We were all in a park and I got him looking at the clouds who were all different formations………..pointed out the beauty and freedom of enjoying them, and he responded well. I heard of your society a few days ago and told him I would be joining you…… here I am to learn more.

  • Jean Buehler avatar


    July 29, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    All my life, I’d been made fun of for how I looked at the clouds. I would tell myself never to stare in awe again. But then I would go outside and I would fall in love with their beauty all over again, the same beauty displayed in this wonderful picture.

  • melody

    August 1, 2013 at 7:03 am


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    August 2, 2013 at 2:33 am


  • Dorothy

    August 7, 2013 at 3:38 am


    Thanks for sharing “To Infinity & Beyond”. It is absolutely impressive.

  • Richard Jones avatar


    August 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I can’t stop admiring this photo, it’s so beautiful !

  • Anonymous

    September 2, 2013 at 11:08 am

    so excited

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