1. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    image. Quite the contrail-enhanced sunset on the train home from London this evening.

    The prominent trail heading off to the top left is Ryanair FR9073 from Manchester to Alicante. Photo taken near Brookwood in Surrey.
     
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  2. Gridlock

    Gridlock Active Member

    Some nice iridescent clouds Friday evening here; I need to speak to my neighbours about their trees :)

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  3. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Had some very similar ones last night (Saturday) here but the iridescence didn't come out on the camera.

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  4. 386

    386 Member

    I noticed this vivid moon halo over Brisbane, Australia at 11:59 PM on the 21st May (local time). It was a 99% full moon with thin cloud cover as you'd expect.

    jasper - moon halo (stitched).

    The photo is super noisy because I needed to use my camera's maximum ISO for the impromptu hand-held shot.
     
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  5. Trailspotter

    Trailspotter Senior Member

    There is a new type of clouds today - Donald Trump's Hair cloud: :eek:
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  6. tinkertailor

    tinkertailor Senior Member

    I had a vague dream about contrails last night (i'm sure freud would have a field day with THAT imagery ;) )and woke up remembering that I completely forgot to post this picture of some pretty incredible skies I saw on the 3rd. So here!
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  7. Marin B

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  8. Marin B

    Marin B Active Member

    Pretty clouds overhead today. Horsetail, I think. Though I'm pretty sure a certain someone I know would say they aren't natural. Especially the 2nd shot I took, which is what the sky looked like as the cloud cover moved eastward.

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  9. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member

    Saw some pretty clouds this evening. clouds2.
     
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  10. Jani73

    Jani73 New Member

    From Turku Finland, august 2015. No geoengineering. ;)

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  11. Hofnarr

    Hofnarr Member

    Yesterday morning I got a good view on some "drunk angels, getting home from a party" clouds.
    Really beautyful.
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  12. Marin B

    Marin B Active Member

    Tonight's sunset sort of looked like waves crashing on the beach.
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  13. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    It sure did.
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  14. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Some interesting cirrus and contrail formations on the summer solstice, and a sundog.

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  15. Trailspotter

    Trailspotter Senior Member

    The summer solstice was yesterday, June 20, because of the current year being a leap year.
     
  16. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, the photos were from yesterday evening, I didn't make that clear :)

    It was a horrendously wet day but the sun broke through about 5pm and the evening was beautiful, with sunset at 9.23pm here.
     
  17. Trailspotter

    Trailspotter Senior Member

    The same was here, in my location. I watched the sky away from the sunset and saw a strawberry moon:
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  18. JesseCuster

    JesseCuster Active Member

    Not long before sunset this evening. SunsetFields.
     
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  19. Skaredstiff

    Skaredstiff Member

    image. Sly Park Resivior/ Jenkinson Lake El Dorado County Californua. I guess there really are not any more blue skies anymore? Lots of planes flying over head. Not a single one was laying chemtrails? Must be a shortage of chemicals?
     
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  20. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    Nice to see Sly Park looking so full...passed by it last August and it was sooo low. (Thats about 15 miles from Mick's place)
     
  21. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Some more beautiful cirrus textures, and last night's sunset. This preceded some decent thunderstorms overnight.

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  22. Skaredstiff

    Skaredstiff Member

    You caught a UFO lower left about 30% of the way up?
     
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  23. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    And two more just above right of centre. Most likely June bugs: there are lots flying around in the evenings at the moment.
     
  24. Skaredstiff

    Skaredstiff Member

    Oh yes!
    Just having a bit of fun. It is clear that the folks who contribute here are serious about not taking things too seriously without some type of reality/fact check...Occam would be proud!
     
  25. tinkertailor

    tinkertailor Senior Member

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    I attempted to get some photos of the moon on the solstice. Operating word here: attempt.
    I've got a pretty cheap little mirrorless dslr (pentax q; no viewfinder, just look at the LCD and hope) which I have a cheap adaptor on (thanks, ebay) and a few vintage lenses (this was taken with an asahi 50mm/f2.8 made in the '80s, i believe). I'm more of a broke macro photographer than a cloudspotting one, so this sad little picture is the best I got. I tried. If it isn't a flower or a bug I'm useless. :(
    It also may be a contrail??? I found a couple of planes that were flying around about that time but no conclusive results.
     
  26. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Evolution of a fallstreak hole this morning. Time from first to last pic is 15 minutes.

    image. image. image. image.
     
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  27. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member

    bwca_2016-183. Clouds...Minnesota....only "exposure" and "contrast" , were tweaked, in Lightroom...... 2016
     
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  28. M Bornong

    M Bornong Senior Member

    A nice display of sundogs, fallstreaks, circumzenithal arcs, and distrails, as my wife and I enjoyed our coffee, this morning. Taken over Bakersfield, CA, between 8:00 and 9:30 am.

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  29. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    This thread s getting pretty long. It's fine to keep posting individual photos that don't belong elsewhere, but f you've got a collection of photos, or they are related to some event, or you have a question about them, then feel free to post a new thread in this Images forum, or the Skydentify forum.
     
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  30. PeteSYD

    PeteSYD Member

    image. Nice halo on a blisteringly hot day in Hanoi today.
     
  31. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Crepuscular rays last night off as the clouds gathered after the hottest day of the year in Guernsey. The panorama shows the rays better.

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  32. Spectrar Ghost

    Spectrar Ghost Senior Member

    image.
    image. Nice cirrostratus undulatus field this morning.
     
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  33. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    I would call that cirrocumulus rather than cirrostratus.
     
  34. Spectrar Ghost

    Spectrar Ghost Senior Member

    You're right. At lower levels it'd probably be stratocumulus, but that's still cumuloform.
     
  35. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    I'll give you cirrocumulus stratiformis undulatus ;)
     
  36. I've never seen a cloud quite like this before. Are the millipede people softening us up for an invasion? 1470580108767-864881398.
     
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  37. derwoodii

    derwoodii Senior Member

    just like how this quik snap came out looking south west from Grantville beach over Tenby point to French island sky's

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  38. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    Nice clouds at sunset camping in Yorkshire

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  39. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    I was also camping in Yorkshire at the weekend and saw very similar skies (no photos worth posting though). Was it as windy where you were? I thought the tent was going to take off on Sunday night :eek:
     
  40. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    This was actually a couple of weeks ago. It was Derbyshire at the weekend and yes, it was windy. although I think further north had it a little worse