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Ann Britton Outback Photography

A touch of Mammatus in the evening sky (Goodwood 18 September)

Right place right time….when I went to shut the chooks up this evening, just on sunset….there was some amazing cloud shapes in the western sky.
6.36 pm
On our BOM calendar for this month there are some mammatus clouds….and I am thinking that this small patch of cloud could possibly be called mammatus…..please correct me if I am wrong
There was only a small patch of them….see the golden glow in the middle of the photo?
Pretty cool looking though hey?
“Mammatus are pouch-like cloud structures. They’re also a rare example of clouds¬†in sinking air– most clouds form in rising air. Although mammatus most frequently¬†form on the underside of a cumulonimbus, they can develop underneath cirrocumulus, altostratus, altocumulus and stratocumulus.”
The sky was pretty spectacular
As the sun sank further the sky changed colour some more
I love it when Mother Nature gives herself such a magnificent “curtain call” on the sun for the end of another day…..for us….but of course the start of another for many others.
So much activity….so many different cloud forms… much variety in colour

From the intensity of looking directly at the area of the setting sun….to looking slightly north at the pink wispy cloud.
All these shots were taken in a 6 minute time frame…..just goes to show what you could miss if you aren’t looking….or fortunately at the right place right time. I feel very blessed to have witnessed tonight’s sky and was able to capture and share it. I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


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