1. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    It's been very humid in the UK recently, yesterday being very noticeable at ground level at least - felt like a steam sauna in the morning when walking the dog. In the afternoon, though I regret not being able to film it, saw a full aerodynamic contrail coming off an airliner I wasn't able to confidently ID on FR24 after the event, though suspect it was the one transcending through FL290 (1am UTC over Hants/Dorset border).

    Driving out of the New Forest today, it looked like Mamatus Undulatus was forming and managed to find a layby to pull into and capture this timelapse (zipped vid and screengrab attached) which also illustrates the higher cloud layers being blown in a different direction to the underlying layers.

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  2. scombrid

    scombrid Senior Member

    The still image in your post looks like "asperatus" .

    My computer refused to extract the mpeg from the zip so I can see the timelapse. I bet it is very interesting based on your description and that still image.
  3. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    You're probably right of my mis-identifying, my cloud knowledge is novice-level, if that.
    Sorry the compressed file won't unzip properly either, not sure what went wrong, I used 7-zip.

    Interestingly since, the local sky looks exactly the same. It has not evolved at all, just lovely wavy underlines.
  4. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    mine unzipped ok. do you have a youtube channel you can upload it to?
  5. Raccoon

    Raccoon Member

    Looks like something brewing up there. May I ask what kind of camera you used? (Looks like JVC, just like mine...)
  6. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    No youtube access currently.

    Exactamundo, JCV el-cheapo!
  7. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member

    I could see it, very cool.
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  8. Marin B

    Marin B Active Member

    Interesting information on this type of cloud from Wikipedia:

    And from the Cloud Appreciation Society
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  9. derwoodii

    derwoodii Senior Member

    zip file worked for me.. i even caught the subliminal Manchurian Candidate "Queen of Diamonds" message from your shill sponsor http://www3.hants.gov.uk/projectintegra hmm i must obey & go sort my recycling now :)

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  10. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    Seems I wasn't the only one to notice and capture the sky yesterday. It made local newspaper. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/14609302.PICTURES__Strange_cloud_formations_seen_over_Dorset/
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  11. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    Sorry for the late reply but I totally forgot my cam's standard format is AVCHD (?.MTS) which I should have converted to .MP4 before zipping. (Corrected with new attached)

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  12. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member


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  13. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    And apparently it is not alone

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