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Stratocumulus Clouds

According to the Sapporo Meteorological Observatory, these low-altitude stratocumulus clouds were rolled into long, distinctive ribbons after becoming trapped in air currents. And I thought they were row-cropping clouds in heaven!


sometimes called mother- of- pearl clouds, are km high in the stratosphere. They have iridescent colours but are higher and much rarer than ordinary iridescent clouds

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Shelf cloud, Minnesota, US. When seen from the ground shelf clouds appear as low, wedge-shaped clouds and are usually associated with severe thunderstorms Photograph: Science Photo Library/Rex Features

Dawn above Scrabster, Caithness, Scotland, looking towards Northern Lights rental cottage, with extraordinary ribbons of stratocumulus stratiformis.

Dawn on July brought with it huge streamers of cirrus above drawn-out banks of stratocumulus which, once again, steadily thickened from the west (as ever, the panoramas are worth clicking on t…

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: Long Exposure Lightning Strike off the coast of Kuala Belait in Brunei

Amazing 7 minute long exposure by Dean Mullin of a lightning storm off the coast of Belait Beach in Brunei overlooking the South China Sea.