Friday, 12 June 2009

Skywatch Friday - Flaming June UK

This was taken last evening in that in-between time before sunset. It had been a warm, sunny, very breezy day. I believe these are called altocumulus undulatus


This was taken a few moments ago. It's a warm day again, though not sunny - yet - and the sky is layered with banks of clouds - altostratus?


(I have been referring to 'Clouds' by Eric M. Wilcox; he is an atmospheric scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
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20 comments:

  1. A study in clouds! Neat photos.

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  2. Intersting shots, happy skywatch!

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  3. Thanks for educating me on the different types of clouds. Thanks, too, for the good Skywatch post and for visiting my site.

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  4. These are very interesting. I'm impressed you know the names of the formations.

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  5. I really got lost in these two photos. . .nicely done. And I enjoyed my visit :O)
    My best to Frodo too.

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  6. I had to look up the names from the book I referred to - and I expect I'll have to look them up again next time!! Tee hee . . .

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  7. Thanks Noni - Frodo's getting better but still wheezing and gurgling.

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  8. Lovely soft and subtle cloud textures!

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  9. Thanks for doing justice to grey clouds; I love the unspectacular but highly interesting formations clouds make, and I'm glad to see somebody else who's not entirely governed by sunsets!

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  10. Your photos are like works of art. Thank you for shring and for stopping by my blog.
    Have a great weekend.
    Smiles

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  11. Hi thanks for dropping by to http://promotethanet.blogspot.com/ your sky looks better than my sky SWOP YA have a good one XXX Don

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  12. I hope we do get a bit more of the flaming bit my way. Very ethereal dreamy images. Just floating away.

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  13. I have no idea what the names are. I'm impressed you seem to. It seems overcast in most of the US lately.

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  14. Great clouds!!!! I don't know the names of all the types of clouds, but I sure do like looking at them.

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  15. I love the atmosphere of these photos! Have a great weekend!

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  16. Thanks for the visit! Great photos today!

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  17. Very moody clouds. We've had a longish stretch of sun here (unusual for Victoria in June). Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  18. I don't know the name of the clouds, but they are beautiful !

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  19. Interesting cloud info and photographs. I love learning new things ... thanks for sharing!
    Hugs and blessings,

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