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In this stunning capture by Gonzalo G. Useta, we see a massive shelf cloud off the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay. A shelf cloud is a low, horizontal, wedge-shaped Arcus cloud. They are typically attached to the base of a parent cloud, which is usually a thunderstorm, but could form on any type of convective cloud.

Picture of the Day: Waterspouts Over the AdriaticIn this phenomenal capture by Roberto Giudici, we see four waterspouts over the Adriatic Sea. The photograph was recently featured as the Earth Science Picture of the Day.