Good god, clouds are awesome. Lenticular clouds are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction. They can be alto-, strato- or cirrocumulus standing lenticular. (I think these are CCSL). Where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the downwind side (like our Chinook winds.) Then, if the temp is below the dew point: magic! Lenticular clouds! (or…

Good god, clouds are awesome. Lenticular clouds are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction. They can be alto-, strato- or cirrocumulus standing lenticular. (I think these are CCSL). Where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the downwind side (like our Chinook winds.) Then, if the temp is below the dew point: magic! Lenticular clouds! (or…

Jellyfish clouds (Altocumulus Castelanus) are so called by that name because of their jellyfish-like appearance.

Jellyfish clouds (Altocumulus Castelanus) are so called by that name because of their jellyfish-like appearance.

Fire rainbows are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. For a fire rainbow to occur, cirrus clouds must be 20,000 feet in the air with the precise amount of ice crystals, and then the Sun must hit the clouds at 58 degrees. *Stardust*

Fire rainbows are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. For a fire rainbow to occur, cirrus clouds must be 20,000 feet in the air with the precise amount of ice crystals, and then the Sun must hit the clouds at 58 degrees. *Stardust*

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