Cloud Shapes 4: What Do You See?

Jul 20, 2017
Cloud Shapes 4: What Do You See?
Heidi Stonehill

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It’s amazing how invisible water vapor can condense into tiny water droplets or ice particles, gather together, and form visible clouds.

It reminds us that clear air is not empty, but is instead full of substance.

Sometimes clouds will transform into familiar shapes, which often last only a few minutes. Finding these transient recognizable forms is called nephelococcygia. To learn more about this pastime, see our first cloud post.

This month, we have posted a photo of another interestingly shaped cloud. What do you see? An animal? A bowl of chips? A spaceship? The sky’s not the limit when it comes to your imagination. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you, and happy cloud watching!

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