Discussion in 'Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation' started by Mick West, Apr 28, 2013.
It's called 'distrail'.
Not cirrus, but a supercooled water cloud. eg. altostratus.
Thanks for the clarifications.
Lots of contrails over the French Alps on Tuesday, including several loops. I didn't get a good look at what was making them as it was was often hidden behind the mountains. Maybe Airbus test flight again? In the first pic if you zoom in you can see the more distant loops to the left of the mountain.
There were circles and spirals in the sky for much of the middle of the day.
Nice day at Sierra at Tahoe today. Good day for contrails at various altitudes. Been up the last two days with very few visible contrails. Weather has been crystal clear and warm. Seems like a pressure change and some temp drop on the way. Weather forecasted in the next few days. Hope you aircraft trackers have fun identifying these flights. Mostly just air traffic on a day where conditions make it look sinister?
Lots of contrails this morning, and some striking shadows where the trails lined up with the rising sun.
Edit to add screenshot showing the high humidity over much of the UK this morning. I'm in the red circle:
There was an almost identical photo (bottom left) posted on Chemtrails Global Skywatch yesterday from someone living in Bracknell:
Interesting to see the same trails from a slightly different perspective:
Contrail shadow from my back garden a few minutes ago. The clouds are moving quite fast so it was only aligned to make the "beam" for 20-30 seconds.
Aligned perfectly with the sun:
Some stonking great trails the evening!
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