Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Undulatus Asperatus

My new favorite cloud.


From wikipedia:
Undulatus asperatus (or alternately, asperatus) is a rare, newly recognized cloud formation, that was proposed in 2009 as the first cloud formation added since cirrus intortus in 1951 to the International Cloud Atlas of the World Meteorological Organization.[1] The name translates approximately as roughened or agitated waves.[2]

This one gets bigger if you save it.


Reminds me of those mathematical fractals you can get. Sort of like the 4d fractal projected onto a 3d plane...except coloured in by the sun.

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