Asperitas Diffusion

by morpheus71

Golden hour light diffusing through Asperitas clouds hanging above the South Hams of Devon and Dartmoor. These formed briefly after many hours of convective weather where Cumulus congestus forms built and drifted slowly by. Always enchanting to see these rare clouds

*Aperitas (formerly known as Undulatus asperatus) is a cloud formation first popularized and proposed as a type of cloud in 2009 by Gavin Pretor-Pinney of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Added to the International Cloud Atlas as a supplementary feature in March of 2017. The name translates approximately as "roughness".
Uploaded08/07/2017 - 21:29
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GIULIO57
Posted 09/07/2017 - 11:47 Link
Beautiful "abstract" and useful infos!......Here is 38C....move that cloud till "Italy"....I need low temperatues!!!!.....Rain.....WINTER!!!!!
PPG
morpheus71
Posted 09/07/2017 - 14:45 Link
GIULIO57 wrote:
Beautiful "abstract" and useful infos!......Here is 38C....move that cloud till "Italy"....I need low temperatues!!!!.....Rain.....WINTER!!!!!

Many thanks for your generous and enthusiastic comments Giulio😊 I have been lucky to see these rare clouds several times, they always remind me of a gracefully lolloping sea swell after a storm. Wish we could send you some rain, but Devon has had almost none in the last couple of weeks 😐 Very warm and humid here, hope to get a thunderstorm soon...
go4IT
Posted 09/07/2017 - 20:46 Link
These are indeed rare clouds; at least, I have never seen any of this type. I imagine I see horizontal naked bodies in the middle portion, and a fearsome dragon in the top portion. On the other hand, Charles Schultz once had Linus claim he saw a rubber ducky in the clouds above (this after his companions imagined they saw complex medieval paintings!). One last word: is it just me, or do these clouds seem upside down? In any case, I love this image.
morpheus71
Posted 09/07/2017 - 21:39 Link
go4IT wrote:
These are indeed rare clouds; at least, I have never seen any of this type. I imagine I see horizontal naked bodies in the middle portion, and a fearsome dragon in the top portion. On the other hand, Charles Schultz once had Linus claim he saw a rubber ducky in the clouds above (this after his companions imagined they saw complex medieval paintings!). One last word: is it just me, or do these clouds seem upside down? In any case, I love this image.

Many thanks for your considered, and enthusiastic comments and amusing reference to Schultz 😁 Absolutely right that they're almost inverted waves, I have seen them as a cloud base, and this time tilted about 20 to 30 degrees from a full inversion😏 The times I have seen them they have always occurred after several hours of convective weather building up storm cells, but often preceding precipitation. They rarely last long, maybe 10 to 30 minutes.
Edited by morpheus71: 09/07/2017 - 21:42
Carol8345
Posted 10/07/2017 - 01:18 Link
Beautiful
morpheus71
Posted 10/07/2017 - 10:19 Link
Carol8345 wrote:
Beautiful

Many thanks Carol 😏 Cloud spotting is a frequent source of fascination for me, with myriad evolutions of condensation in the sky😁
Posted 11/07/2017 - 21:39 Link
Very classy as ever Phil... subtle, and beautifully observed...

Best
morpheus71
Posted 12/07/2017 - 23:42 Link
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Very classy as ever Phil... subtle, and beautifully observed...

Best

Many thanks for your very generous comments Bill 😊 I have been very fortunate to have witnessed the fleeting elegance of this cloud type four times this year. The diffused light made this one my favourite occasion.😏

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