Thunderhead clouds

The strange cloud formations can be found all over the world. And while they are a bit weird and sometimes scary and foreboding, these clouds remain beautiful. Nature’s sky is painted beautifully by these brush strokes of water vapor…and magic.

Asperatus clouds

Funny pictures about Awesome Asperatus cloud at sunset in New Zealand. Oh, and cool pics about Awesome Asperatus cloud at sunset in New Zealand. Also, Awesome Asperatus cloud at sunset in New Zealand photos.

The shelf cloud

An amazing photo of a large shelf cloud off the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay. A shelf cloud is a low, horizontal, wedge-shaped Arcus cloud.

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AMAZING MUSHROOM STORM CLOUD OVER BEIJING Photograph by Imaginechina / Rex Features Spotted over Beijing was this incredible mushroom-like cumulonimbus storm cloud as a plane flies past, giving us a great indication of how massive this cloud really is.

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Beijing sky at on June The giant cumulonimbus—which spanned several miles—was accompanied by lightning.

Horizontal Twister by Toope

Horizontal Twister: A long and thin cloud which looked like a wet shirt being wringed out of water. As strange as that was there’s more to it, the cloud was rotating around it’s own axel and twisting even more and more.

Rainbow cloud. Pадужные облака могут быть окрашены во все цвета спектра. Состоят из мален.капелек одинак. размера. Появляются когда Солнце занимает определенное положение и при этом практически полностью спрятано за более плотными облаками. В результате почти когерентной дифракции солнечного света на тонких облаках они окрашиваются в разные цвета, так как лучи света разных длин волн отклоняются по-разному. Поэтому свет разных длин волн приходит к наблюдателю с несколько различных…

An extremely rare rainbow-colored pileus iridescent cloud over Ethiopia. The iridescent colors are caused by tiny water droplets in the cloud diffracting sunlight.

Tornados, like those created by supercell storms (shown here), are happening up to two weeks earlier in Oklahoma, Kansas and Northern Texas now than they did in 1955, a new study reports.

Tornado Season Peaking Earlier Than Ever

Supercell thunderstorm over Courtney, Oklahoma. Photo by Kelly DeLay.

Dark clouds approach Montevideo in Uruguay from the Rio de la Plata

Pictures of the day: 8 January 2014

Dark clouds and a heavy rain approach Montevideo from the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay on January (Photo byd MARIANA SUAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Tornado in Colorado. Торнадо около Юльсбурга, штат Колорадо, 28 мая 2013 года. Огромное облако своей формой и размером напоминает инопланетный космический корабль из известного голливудского фильма «День независимости», что и вдохновило автора назвать в его честь свое фото.

The Most Beautiful Photographs Of 2014 Winners From the 2014 NatGeo Traveler Photo Contest: Julesburg, Colorado, USA First Place Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: "The Independence Day"- Marko Korosec

In August 2006, a NASA satellite captured this image of three angry sisters in the western Pacific Ocean. This trio of storms formed within three days of each other. The youngest storm, Typhoon Bopha (top) is barely organized into a tropical storm, with no eye and only the most basic round shape. Tropical Storm Maria (bottom right) is a day older and has formed a central eye and a spiral shape. The most powerful of the triplets, Typhoon Saomai (bottom left) is fully formed and roaring with…

Earth from Above: 101 Stunning Images from Orbit

In August a NASA satellite captured this image of three angry sisters in the western Pacific Ocean. This trio of storms formed within three days of each other.

Intense cloud-to-ground lightning was caught using time-lapse photography during a nighttime thunderstorm.

Electric Earth: Stunning Images of Lightning

OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Intense cloud-to-ground lightning was caught using time-lapse photography during a nighttime thunderstorm.

After Etna eruption in Sicily there were giant cloud circles of more than 100 meters in diametre.

Mount Etna Is Blowing Perfect Smoke Rings

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Wave cloud These clouds are usually formed by waves of air that flow over a raised land feature such as a mountain range.

Asperatus clouds

Undulatus asperatus (or alternately, asperatus) is a cloud formation, proposed in 2009 as a separate cloud classification by the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. If successful it will be the first cloud formation added since cirrus intor.

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