Tag Archive for Clouds

Sign of the clouds – it’s cold up here

A woman in Alabama took photos of a strange cloud formation that she said formed into a cross as she was watching. She passed the photos on to the local news. I contacted Mick West of ContrailScience.com who said they are “canal clouds”. A plane the flies through the clouds has caused this channel-like anomaly.…

Giant hexagon feature of Saturn modeled

News smidgen: The strange hexagonal cloud pattern was modeled by scientists in order to find potential explanations. By manipulating variables in the model, they can see which scenario best fits the observations and possible account for why this occurs. Simulations suggest that Saturn’s north polar hexagon is shaped by shallow jets at the cloud level.…

The face of god in the sky?

The perceived image of bearded man appeared through the clouds over Snettisham, Norfolk. The photo was taken by Jeremy Fletcher who says it could be the face of “God” though we do not know what that actually looks like. We can say it looks like several people here and passed. ‘God’ seen in photograph of clouds…

The clouds parted

A man captures an interesting phenomenon during a rain event. Motorist captures parting of the storm. As Zuniga drove along Interstate 75, the clouds suddenly shifted in a peculiar way, creating an large square-shaped sunny patch through which motorists passed. It was as if rain clouds had parted over the motorists for a reason. “They…

Tsunami-looking clouds appear in Alabama

Bizarre Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves Appear Over Alabama While driving through Birmingham, Alabama, Redditor alison_bee couldn’t help but notice the bizarre, repetitive wave shapes appearing in the clouds near the horizon. While these strange cloud formations look otherworldly, they’re an example of what’s called Kelvin-Helmholtz instability — which is a pretty awesome name for a spectacular phenomenon.

Triangular clouds photographed in Japan

forgetomori » Triangular cloud falls over Tokyo?. …it’s not a hoax, nor a piece of chemical foam. It’s actually a cloud, it’s indeed a trail. Granted, it’s not actually falling. The cloud appears to be falling, especially because of the trail, but that’s an illusion of perspective, as both the triangular cloud, the trail and the other…

Twisting dancing cloud video real and very cool

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy helps get an explanation to this amazing video from a while back. Amazing video of a bizarre twisting dancing cloud The video is of a cumulonimbus cloud, a puffy white cauliflower-shaped cloud that forms when warm air rises rapidly. The camera view is between two buildings, and you can see…