Cirrostratus clouds

Cirrostratus clouds

The thin, layered Cirrostratus cloud is composed of ice crystals and forms a…

The thin, layered Cirrostratus cloud is composed of ice crystals and forms a…

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Distant CIRROSTRATUS Photo by Lin Chambers in Poquoson, VA, winter 1997. This shows high, thin cirrostratus clouds off near the horizon. Note the very transparent streaks of cirrus (called mare's tails) in the upper right.

Distant CIRROSTRATUS Photo by Lin Chambers in Poquoson, VA, winter 1997. This shows high, thin cirrostratus clouds off near the horizon. Note the very transparent streaks of cirrus (called mare's tails) in the upper right.

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Cirrostratus cloud forming a solar halo. The nature book. 1908.

Cirrostratus cloud forming a solar halo. The nature book. 1908.

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Good picture taken today at the NWS Spokane office. Some cirrostratus clouds have led to a noticeable ring around the sun.

Good picture taken today at the NWS Spokane office. Some cirrostratus clouds have led to a noticeable ring around the sun.

Shadow Chaser 0476 - A sun pillar chases the shadow of Mt Hood across the sky.  We're overlooking the Sandy River Basin which is frequently covered in fog in the early mornings.  Sun pillars happen when rising or setting sun rays reflect off high altitude ice crystals in cirrostratus clouds.

Shadow Chaser 0476 - A sun pillar chases the shadow of Mt Hood across the sky. We're overlooking the Sandy River Basin which is frequently covered in fog in the early mornings. Sun pillars happen when rising or setting sun rays reflect off high altitude ice crystals in cirrostratus clouds.

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