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Offline kaymann

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3 2 1 We have Liftoff...
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:03:32 AM »
Much like the movie Independence Day...

Actually this cumulonimbus cloud was solid, top to bottom, and was about half height.  
I then noticed the top start to rise and the bottom literal was left behind the huge "mother ship".
Normally you would just look at this and say it was virga and in a way it is as this rain/ice will never make it to the ground.  
It is just the updraft was moving the majority of the cloud up faster than the rain could fall.  
The updraft of "pod 1"to the the lift of the final three "pods" took about fifteen minutes.  

Yellow tint from near sunset timing.

 Sit back and enjoy the show










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Re: 3 2 1 We have Liftoff...
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 08:35:52 PM »
Very nice. =D>

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Re: 3 2 1 We have Liftoff...
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 04:27:04 AM »
Houston we have a problem...   :grin:  :grin:  :grin:

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Re: 3 2 1 We have Liftoff...
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013, 09:13:50 AM »
Run! Giant Jellifishi Cumulii ('Jove's Jellies') from Jupiter invade Arizona.
Film at eleven.


(Great pics!)
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Re: 3 2 1 We have Liftoff...
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 08:19:37 PM »
Kayman, I took the liberty of sharing this topic on the Fb CoCoRaHS page, and on https://www.facebook.com/CommunityCloudAtlas

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Re: 3 2 1 We have Liftoff...
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 11:10:31 AM »
Thank you all for the encouragement. Cutty, I have since bookmarked that cloud Atlas page and am enjoying it immensely.

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Re: 3 2 1 We have Liftoff...
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 09:11:31 PM »
Thank you all for the encouragement. Cutty, I have since bookmarked that cloud Atlas page and am enjoying it immensely.
Amazing photos, huh?  You might upload yours... I'm the one getting all the 'likes' ... you deserve 'em, not me.

The wife got on that page at 5:30pm and is still 'oohing and aaahhhing' at 9pm. I'm gonna have to turn off the router to break the spell, I guess.

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