1. Trailspotter

    Trailspotter Senior Member

    Parallel contrail stripes near Washington, DC, can be seen on the GOES-16 images of the day.
    Here is a link to their time-lapse: http://col.st/4kIdw
     
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  2. igoddard

    igoddard Active Member

    Yes, very good observation and point. The flight corridor happened to be right along an edge of humidity, which I noticed at that time and you can even tell that in my photos. In the first two, the area to the right (NW) looked drier, and contrails there did more evaporating than persisting, and there were no natural-looking clouds there either. But further to the left (SE) they mostly expanded. That looks to comport exactly with the humidity map you show!
     
  3. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Best morning for contrails for a while here (Hampshire, UK). First one looking southeast, second looking northwest at the same time.

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    Long contrail at 33,000ft, short one at 37,000ft:

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  4. M Bornong

    M Bornong Senior Member

    A broken squiggly contrail, that pretty well matches the waves in the surrounding cloud layer. March 6 2018,1:25 pm PST over Bakersfield, CA. DSCF1299.JPG
     
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  5. Clouds Givemethewillies

    Clouds Givemethewillies Active Member

    Flying in line with the sun. KLM**, I think. Auto-adjusted colour for contrast. DSCF4865B. DSCF4863A.
    **Edit: CV660 Cargolux
     
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  6. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    A big loop this morning. Hard to fit it all in a photograph but to a casual observer it looked like "they're flying in circles".

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  7. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    While hanging around the North entrance to Yellowstone, I saw this. No idea who or what...there was a fourth plane that was further out in front (you can just barely see the contrail)

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  8. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    They seem fairly well spaced. I suspect just regular air traffic in a lucky confluence.
     
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  9. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    S bend. As usual it's only the perspective that makes the turns look more dramatic than they are.

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