Friday, September 26, 2008

Cirrus Clouds

I love watching the sky here in Powell River because there are so many different types of clouds. Today I'm going to share some of our cirrus clouds. Cirrus are thin, wispy, high level clouds that are blown into long streamers. Cirrus clouds form above 6000 m (20,000 ft.) and usually mean the weather will be fair. This picture was taken from the Hole in the Wall on Powell Lake on July 26, 2007.

Cirrus Vertebratus looks like a spinal column with vertebra and ribs or fish bones. This picture was taken from the Shinglemill marina on Powell Lake on June 27, 2008.

Cirrus radiatus cover the sky in bands.

This picture was taken from Hole in the Wall looking towards Goat Island at sunset on September 2, 2006.. -- Margy

15 comments:

  1. What a wonderful lesson on clouds this is! And your photos are so very beautiful. It is amazing, isn't it that there is such a variety and grandeur of beauty over us constantly.

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  2. The clouds look like water--they are so beautiful. The last picture is especially awesome. Thanks so much for sharing:)

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  3. Beautiful clouds, the textures in your first photo are very neat.

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  4. thanks for the invite, loves your SKIES!!! those clouds..awe-some!

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  5. Wonderful collection of skies today:)

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  6. The are beautiful and thanks for the descriptions. I'm a little clearer now on cirrus clouds. My favorite is the cotton candy colors in the last shot.

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  7. Very interesting and informative post, and your photos are gorgeous, such incredible color.

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  8. Informative and interesting images especailly the third one.

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  9. This series of shots are really delightful! Good job.

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  10. the last shot looks like flames rising from a cauldron. cool shot!

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  11. Simply superb! Happy weekend

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  12. Nice gentle sky shots, I particularly like the middle one with the wind diffusio of the streak across the sky.

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  13. What a beautiful series of photos! The last one reminds me of the Northern Lights, though I've never seen them in pink! (But I've heard they are that way in some places.)

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  14. Anonymous6:24 PM

    those bands of clouds are Chemtrails coming most likely from the nearest airbase. don't laugh...they're all over the world since about 1998. they're NOT engine exhaust.

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