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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.
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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
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There was only a small patch of them….see the golden glow in the middle of the photo?
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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.”
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The sky was pretty spectacular
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As the sun sank further the sky changed colour some more
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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.
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So much activity….so many different cloud forms…..so much variety in colour
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From the intensity of looking directly at the area of the setting sun….to looking slightly north at the pink wispy cloud.
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6.42pm
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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