Weather Pictures

and

Storm Chasing

  
HOME

Weather Pictures and Storm Chasing
Cirrostratus Clouds

www.weatherpictures.nl



Cirrostratus: These sheet-like, thin clouds form above 18000 feet/5,5 km above sealevel. Cirrostratus clouds are so thin that the sun and moon can be seen clearly through the cloud. Sometimes these clouds are so thin that the only clue to their presence is a halo around the sun or moon. Ice crystals in cirrostratus clouds bend the light rays from the sun or moon as they pass through the cloud, which forms the halo around the sun or moon. Thick cirrostratus clouds give the sky a bright white appearance and often signal precipitation within 24 hours, especially if they are followed by mid-level clouds.




DISCLAIMER: All photographs/movies/information on this site are copyrighted by Bernard Hulshof and may not be used for anything other than personal viewing. If you would like to use any of the photographs/movies/information from this site for other use, you must contact me and obtain written permission.

© 2001-2008 Bernard Hulshof