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Another cloud to be appreciated

João Luís (thank you!) points this interesting video that appears to show some iridescence and general awesomeness.

The description on Youtube does not seem very credible, but the language spoken does seem to suggest it comes from Indonesia. We have already presented some clouds of wonder here in Forgetomori, mainly pileus clouds, but this looks like a different phenomenon.

It’s not just a cloud. It’s an amazing cloud. The fact it’s “just” water droplets and probably crystals in suspension, illuminated in a certain way to produce such a beautiful effect is much more amazing than the idea that it’s a (badly) disguised alien spaceship.

But that’s just a matter of opinion. If you know exactly what type of cloud this is, do share your knowledge in the comments.

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  1. APODman January 28th, 2010 9:23 am

    I think this is a common pileus cloud, with only a high incidence of sunlight from behind. The wind carried a greater dispersion of the edge of the cloud that gave the particularly “full” aspect of the edge of the cloud. The iridescence is a common feature in this type of cloud as the water droplets that form it are approximately the same size.
    Below another pileus very similar to the movie, but viewed from another angle which helps us to understand the characteristics of the cloud of the video:
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  4. Will January 30th, 2010 7:57 pm

    looks like another HAARP experiment to me !!

  5. WeatherMatrix January 31st, 2010 12:47 pm

    Agreed, pileus at sunset with iridescence, an unusual combination but nothing new

  6. Billco April 18th, 2010 5:33 pm

    Youtube has removed the video “due to terms of use violation”… since when are clouds copyrighted ? 😛

  7. required October 23rd, 2010 5:03 pm

    No video. Again.
    This sucks.
    Bye bye.

  8. Pau October 30th, 2010 1:40 am

    Agree…it’s kinda strange isn’t?

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