Posts Tagged ‘undulatus asperatus’
I stumbled across this photo on Facebook. Someone had “shared” it from its original source. Unfortunately, I have no idea who took the photo so I can’t give credit to the correct person. However the following was the caption that was with it:
“Magnificent Cloud Formation Over New Zealand At Sunset. This particular formation is an example of Undulatus asperatus—meaning “agitated waves”—which was proposed as a separate cloud classification in 2009 by the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society.”
How unreal the sky can be at times. I’ve seen some pretty great sunsets, but never crazy clouds like this! They look just like the ocean. As an ocean-lover, clearly I dig it. I literally exclaimed, “Woah!” out loud to myself upon seeing this pic in my news feed. I had to share!
Also, I’m particularly intrigued by this Cloud Appreciation Society. Oh yeah, it’s a real thing. With close to 30,000 members! I couldn’t find this particular photo on the website, however, I did find other examples of undulatus asperatus cloud formations -pretty cool!