posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 01:02 AM
I experimented with cloud bursting today, since I had watched "the Men who stare at Goats" last night. George Clooney played a guy who stared at a
cloud and evaporated it away. I could relate to this though I didn't know it had a term for it, cloud bursting. I used to watch the wispy edges of
clouds sometimes as they dissolved, and sometimes I would imagine I could make them dissolve faster than they normally would. Strange thing is it
seemed to work most of the time. I just haven't done it in a long while, and I never tried it on a whole cloud.
Since the day turned mostly overcast, there really wasn't a singular cloud to attempt this with. So I instead focused on sections of the overcast
sky, and it seemed I had some sucess in clearing out patches from the cloud to reveal some blue sky. I'm not saying this is proof that cloud
bursting works, but it seemed like it was working for me.
Now for the airplane contrails. I noticed several planes making contrails that were lingering in the sky, you know the stream of vapor planes leave
behind as they travel. So I focus on some sections of contrail but they seem harder to dissolve. Plus I was looking at them through less dense lower
cloud cover so maybe the lower clouds were interfering.
Something really interesting happened though when I focused on the contrail as it formed right behind the plane's engines. The contrail did not form
like it normally did, but it was all clumpy like. Then I focused back on the long section of the contrail itself and it disolved before my eyes in
like a minute. The east part of the contrail was still there, undisolved. Then the middle part was totally gone, dissapated. Then in the west it
picked back up again where the plane was.... amazing!
I'd be interested to hear other members cloud bursting experiments.