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Offline colareis

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Elliptical cirrocumulus
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:09:45 PM »
Hello!
I live in Sevilla, Spain, and I was photographing the sunset at 9th May when these curved cirrus trees appeared in the sky. What type of cloud are they? Vertebratus, undulatus...
Could this cirrus be gravity waves?
Regards,
Nico.



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Re: Elliptical cirrocumulus
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 10:13:23 PM »
Cirrus....

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Re: Elliptical cirrocumulus
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 12:22:37 PM »
Also called "Mare's Tails"....  Beautiful shot!  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Elliptical cirrocumulus
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 05:42:01 PM »
Greetings, Greg nailed it and yes a very beautiful picture!

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Re: Elliptical cirrocumulus
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 08:07:43 PM »
Nico,
I was just reviewing my time lapse from last night's sunset and saw some Mare's Tails floating by at the end.... 

Thought I'd share.... 

Greg



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Re: Elliptical cirrocumulus
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 12:01:15 PM »
Thanks a lot.
Nice time lapse Gregj.

That are the cirrus at the moment of the picture. The jet strean is located above that cirrus, to the north. Do you think that transverse band cirrus can be gravity-shear waves?