Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mammatus Clouds Over New York

In New York City, on the 26th of June 2009, nature showed one of its most amazing spectacles of the sky, the Mammatus cloud. Looking like something straight out of a science fiction movie it hovered there for enough time for all resident New Yorkers to come out on to the street and watch this amazing sight.

Have a look at these amazing pictures I have gathered from Flickr that showcase the evening. None of these are manipulated in any extreme way. In fact, some were actually taken using a mobile phone.


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Image source: flickr


Image source: flickr


Image source: flickr


Image source: flickr


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Image source: flickr


Image source: flickr


Image source: flickr


Image source: flickr


Image source: flickr


Image source: flickr


Image source: flickr


Image source: flickr

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1 comment:

suzie said...

Mammatus Clouds , also known as breast clouds or mammatocumulus, are clouds that float with pouches at the bottom.
Mammatus are usually opaque or semitransparent, which makes the entire area very dark. They often cover hundreds of kms of sky, with each mammatus having diameter of 1 to 3 kms. They can either be smooth, lumpy or ragged. These lobes generally contain a mixture of ice and water. However, in areas where ice is not common, such clouds contain only water. Because there is high content of precipitation, these clouds have lumps.