1. Lacunosus

    Lacunosus New Member

    Dude... Which satellite view did you use in this post? I am a keen cloud-spotter and have always wanted to use a satellite that shows up clouds in such amazing detail!
     
  2. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    That's from NASA Worldview, which shows images from the Terra MODIS satellite. It only passes a given place once each day, but the resolution is pretty good.

    https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov
     
  3. Lacunosus

    Lacunosus New Member

    Awesome! Thank you, dude. :D Will get posting some photographs soon! :)
     
  4. Lacunosus

    Lacunosus New Member

    A couple of Altocumulus castellanus turrets in amongst the layer of Altocumulus stratiformis. :) Took these photographs at about 15:20 today (05/10/2018) in West Berkshire, Angleterre.

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  5. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    You get the option to choose full image or thumbnail when you upload. Look at the bottom of your post

    Speaking of which, here's a sun pillar I spotted the other morning DSC_0623.JPG
     
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  6. Jacs

    Jacs New Member

    20170628_125653[1]. Have long been fascinated by cloud formations over the years. One of my recent favourites (I try to take at least one per day). This one was taken outside my office in the suburbs on a pretty windless day (PE is well known for its wind).
     
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  7. Lacunosus

    Lacunosus New Member

    A nice example of a Cirrocumulus floccus homomutatus formation taken in West Berkshire at around 12:15 today (20/10/2018).

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    The webbed-like appearance of this cloud distinguishes it as a Cirrocumulus lacunosus (possibly homomutatus), which I also took today (20/10/2018) in West Berkshire at about 12:30. :)

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    I love clouds so much, which is why it is always amusing when chemtrailers tell me to "look up" and observe the skies!
     
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  8. Mechanik

    Mechanik New Member

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    Caught this sunset in Death Valley in April 2016.
     
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  9. Lacunosus

    Lacunosus New Member

    Dense patch of Cirrus spissatus in West Berkshire, 08/11/2018. :)

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  10. Sarah T.

    Sarah T. New Member

    I took this picture a few years ago - with a Cannon Rebel 11/20/15 in Florence Indiana.
    The key for me to capture the lovely iridescence was to use an incredibly fast shutter speed- (the sky in the photo was almost black.) Then the underexposed photo was corrected with a “smart fix” filter.

    I’m sorry I no longer have the original copy to share.

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  11. Mechanik

    Mechanik New Member

    Wish I had a better camera...
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    I don’t know what kind of a cloud this is, but it was drifting slowly below the contrail. It looked like it was slowly boiling and persisted for about 10 minutes before expanding into nothing.

    DD662503-1860-4D7B-A9EA-0EA1AC483690. This was so bright that I thought it was the sun for a moment. As I watched, the bright spot formed a small rainbow that slowly stretched out to maybe 4x this size, then faded quickly as the clouds moved.
     
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  12. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    Your first photo shows cirrocumulus lacunosus and your second is known as a sun dog or parhelion
     
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  13. Marin B

    Marin B Active Member

    Fog on the San Francisco Bay + steam clouds rising above the fog from the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, CA. fog.
     
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  14. Marin B

    Marin B Active Member

    "Mackerel sky, mackerel sky - never long wet, never long dry." Mackeral1.JPG

    "Mackerel skies and mares’ tails, soon will be time to shorten sails."
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  15. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    I think that could possibly be classed as duplicatus too

    https://cloudatlas.wmo.int/clouds-varieties-duplicatus.html
     
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