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Thoughts on these strange clouds i saw today

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posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 05:54 PM
Hello distinguished members of ATS.

Today whilst riding my bike back from the corner shop i looked up to notice these strange looking clouds i have never seen before. I took some pictures when i got home but the pictures do not really do justice to the strangeness but i posted them anyway. Firstly these clouds where in a long curving line and the sky was clear except for these clouds right across the middle of the sky stretching for miles. the white banding on either edge looked like contrails from some unimaginably giant plane(obviously they were not but thats what they looked like). Then underneath these clouds were fast moving black clouds moving in the same direction as the rest of the clouds were moving. At first i took them to be smoke from some sort of fire. But there just seemed to be too much of it to be smoke and i know there were no fires around my area at the time and certainly nothing large enough to produce the amount of 'black cloudage' i was seeing. It was strange because its been such a clear day and this cloud formation did just look like a trail left behind but i know it wasnt it just looked that way.

Anyway the point of this thread was just to get some expert opinion on how these types of clouds form and if there is a name for them as i am interested because i have never seen them before

here are the pictures

Any input would be appreciated and as i have said the camera doesnt really do justice to how it looked in real life and the curvature and scale of the thing.

Thanks for reading


PS: Mods i didnt know where to put this so i stuck it in fragile earth please move if necessary.

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 06:00 PM
Just giving my thread a little bump as i don't just want it to die without at least one reply

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 06:05 PM
Are you from N UK by any chance?
These are what I saw early this evening. The pics actually don't do it justice. I think possibly a natural phenomena but unusual enough to have me go out for a second look!

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 06:06 PM
reply to post by moosevernel

I've seen similar ones in my area. I don't think they are unusual.

I could be wrong. Maybe you will get other opinions.

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 06:07 PM
reply to post by starchild10

Yes i am, NW UK near wigan. I actually told my girlfriend about them when i arrived home who is usually less than enthusiastic about such things and she stayed outside for quite a while observing these clouds!!

And yeh i was thinking natural phenomenon too i was just hoping somebody here on ATS would know something about cloud formations

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 06:08 PM
reply to post by zachi

you probably have, and it probably isnt that strange to some people, i however have never seen clouds such as these hence the thread. Normally we just get big black clouds, or wispy little white ones...

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 07:11 PM
Nice pictures.

They look like spreading chemtrails to me.

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 07:31 PM
reply to post by moosevernel


Those clouds look quite normal to me.

Why don't you U2U OzWeatherman (our resident meteorologist) for his opinion?

Kind regards

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 07:40 PM
Nice pics, I think they might be cirrostratus clouds, the contrail in the first pic is a good indicator of this.

It means you could have some rain coming your way too.

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 08:28 PM
Im In NE Scotland and have seen these clouds also, i think it something to do with mixing winds at high level, from the Atlantic and the north sea, just dont quote me on this, think it is linked with the hot summer to

Satalite picture of clouds

Wee Mad

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