Monday, June 29, 2009

more on friday's clouds





thanks to serena of dreamswiththefishes
for finding out that these were Mammatus clouds.

According to Wikipedia:

Mammatus (also known as mammatocumulus,
meaning "bumpy clouds") is a
meteorological term applied to a
cellular pattern of pouches
hanging underneath the base of a cloud.
The name "mammatus" is derived from
the Latin mamma (udder),
due to the clouds' characteristic shape.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, they were quite batty!
    AND WONDERFUL!

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  2. You got some fantastic photos of these! Gorgeous. Yeah, it was something else looking out the window and seeing these strange things out there. I'm so glad I caught them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to have found yours through it!

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