A Whole Lot of Sky
Posted on September 16, 2011 Posted by John Scalzi 23 Comments
You guys usually see this view when it has a sunset in it. But today I thought showing off the wide variety of clouds in the sky. I count at least four different types. How many can you find? Yes! It’s a test!
thin wispy ones, a mackerel scale cloud on the edge, little fluffy sheep ones, and aeroplane contrails?
These are technical terms, yes?
Your pictures are as elegant and beautiful as your prose! Just sayin’, y’know? Beats the crop out of listening tomWashington all day! Thanks for the brak!
Cirrus, cumulus, cirro-stratus, cirro-cumulus. I think.
The sky is just beautiful.
It’s one of the things i miss the most about the midwest.
Well, I dunno how technical aeroplane contrail is as a term, but the rest are all the full technical whasisname from where I grew up. :o)
I’m sure there are nebulas and molecular clouds in this view too. They’re just hard to see with the available equipment.
A while lot of steel – https://plus.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wX (view from my office)
I see a bunny, a duck, angel hair, and a dude eating a hamburger. I don’t know the Latin name for those, though.
Josh and Chuck on Stuff You Should Know did a podcast about cloud classification. It’s been a while since I listened to this one, but if I remember right it was a fun one (as are most of their podcasts).
I count i types of clouds. It’s unreal.
Cumulus humilis, altostratus, and the contrails, naturally. I’m still going through my cloudspotter’s guide.
I know cirrus and cumulus for sure, and would guess startus and alto-startus as well. Unless contrails are now their own cloud type now. (Been a long time since ground school :-)
One with a Close Encounters ship in it, one with an Independence Day ship in it, one with Bespin above it…
Nice collection of contrails. Ohio is one of the fly over states, yes?
Brian C @15 Since we’re talking about sky… Is that a J-5 in your profile pic? I’m sure it’s in John’s pic just off the horizen so it’s a totally on-topic question…
“Wait! That’s not a cloud! It’s a flying-”
D.Paul Angel @#16,
It’s a PA-16..In the sky, near clouds..So on-topic…maybe ;)
I found a cirrus cloud and, off in the distance, DB Cooper.
Puffy, wispy, stripey and painted-on? I think the painted-on ones are stratus or cirrostratus…
Grandmother and back came from Darke County – called it “God’s Country.” Nice.
Ah, trick question. THey’re all the same: white