A record of the changing Suffolk sky . . . click on a picture to view large . . . best seen full screen.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Cold sky

It was chilly at ground level, but between 16,500 and 45,000 feet it was even chillier. In the morning a few isolated patches of cirrus floated about, but this is a larger area formed of two types of cirrus: at the top of the picture, streaky cirrostratus, a milky veil at about 30,000 feet; at the bottom of the picture, the bobbly appearance of cirrocumulus, which is higher.

At sunset, there was a layer of altocumulus overhead, larger bobbles than the cirrocumulus, at a lower altitude.

Lower still, a few cumulus caught the colours of the sunset as they faded away.

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