Monday 28 February 2011

Clouds . . . again

I know you're all missing my cloud musings! So here's one I took earlier today. After the morning had been virtually cloudless, these beauties floated serenely across my view. Their name? Wait for it - altocumulus stratiformis perlucidus - apparently an indicator of light rain to come. The expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney thinks such skies will soon be known as a 'carp sky' because of its (apparent) resemblance to the Common Carp - it's a lot easier to say than their formal name anyway!


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