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

Monday, 15 November 2010

About 10.45am, with the sun shining through a layer of altocumulus stratiformis. You can just make out a sundog (circled) and some colour to the top left of the sun, part of a halo.
Bands of altocumulus tinted by the setting sun.
Altocumulus lit from underneath, very dramatic.
Taken from outside the village, looking west.
From the same vantage point, facing north west.
Back in the village, a layer of mist crept across the playing field.

Saturday, 13 November 2010



At about 11.30am, the sky was full of various cirrus clouds with contrails adding to the general confusion. There was a patch of cirrocumulus (the grainy-looking cloud in the last photo) to the south. Within half an hour or so, it was all hidden by an invading layer of stratus (see bottom right of the 2nd photo), and the sky turned grey.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

After a couple of days of grey skies, wind and rain, a beam of sunlight suddenly shone through my window at about 4 o'clock. Had to go to the other end of the village for an unrestricted view of the last of it, at sunset.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The formless cloud trailing upwards appears to be the remains of a cumulonimbus cloud, after the rain, above a layer of stratocumulus. It was sunny but cold.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

The setting sun illuminated this bank of cumulus congestus in the distance. A panorama made from two photos, stitched together - the cloud was too big to get into one photo.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

In the Co-op, the women at the till commented, "Oh! Look at that sky!" It was lovely, with altocumulus stratiformis lit from below by the setting sun. I had an armful of shopping so instead of capturing it then, I drove to a friend's and rushed into her garden, but the best had gone. She kindly took the camera upstairs (my knees wouldn't allow me to go up there) and took this photo out of a bedroom window.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Bright start to the day, with cirrocumulus stratiformis (the ripple effect), at high altitude and few patches of cumulus fractus lower down.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

The sun did its best to shine through a thin layer of altostratus translucidus this afternoon, but this is as far as it got. This is formed from a descending layer of cirrostratus.