What I would love to be doing if I were not limited in my mathematical reasoning.
Described by NASA: Pictured behind this darker cloud is a pileus iridescent cloud, a group of water droplets that have a uniformly similar size and together diffract different colors of sunlight by different amounts. The above image was taken just after the picturesque sight was noticed by chance by a photographer in Ethiopia. A more detailed picture of the same cloud shows not only many colors, but unusual dark and wavy bands whose origins are thought related to wave disturbances in the cloud.
Cloud Street from space
aurora, view from the international space station
Strange set of clouds over the Sea of Okhotsk. These are stratocumulus clouds, which roll into long, distinctive ribbons after becoming trapped in air currents over the area.
Punch Hole/Fall Streak Clouds are mainly circular in shape but that does vary to include oblong cigar shapes, pentagrams and even lines of Hole Punch Clouds joined together. They start off as a clear hole in the clouds then fill up with cloud. With Punch Hole Clouds you will often find a special type of cloud forming around the edges of the circle but on the outside or surrounding the hole.
A vortex street often occurs when cloud formations over the ocean are disturbed by wind passing over land or another obstacle. In this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from July 5, 2002, marine stratocumulus clouds have arranged themselves in rows, or streets, which are usually parallel to the direction of wind flow. Downwind of obstacles, in this case, the Canary Islands off the west African coast, eddies create turbulent patterns called vortex streets.
Fire Whirls Fire whirls often occur during bush fires. Vertical rotating columns of fire form when the air currents and temperature are just right, creating a tornado-like effect.
Red Sprites and Blue Jets Appearing as cone bursts, glows or bright discharges, blue jets and red sprites occur only in the upper atmosphere, and are therefore very faint and often not visible to the naked eye.These natural phenomena have a lifespan of only a few hundred milliseconds at most so capturing them on camera is very difficult.
Snow Donuts These strange looking snow donuts were snapped in Ajax, Ontario. The spherical snow rings known as snow donuts, or snow rollers, only happen when conditions are perfect. The temperature must be around freezing, the snow easily packable and there must be strong winds. A bit of a hill always helps too.