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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

Normally I would have called this a holepunch or fallstreak cloud but . . . where's the cirrocumulus or altocumulus? All I saw was the fallstreak. Was it meerly an odd looking cirrus 'mare's tail'?

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  • Location: New York City
  • Location: New York City

I am pretty sure I saw this same cloud at about 10 this morning and thought it looked a little angelic.

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

I am pretty sure I saw this same cloud at about 10 this morning and thought it looked a little angelic.

Yep, would have been about that time I took pic.

Knocker: I realise a fallstreak is something different. However, this did look very much like the central inverted cone within a holepumch but without the surrounding cirrocumulus. There was a lot of fine cirrus about but it really did look distinct with a denser texture.

This is a real holepunch I took a wee while ago: the perspective is not the same though as I was almost directly under this one

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

But there doesn't appear to be much Ci in the photo, let alone CC frog, which I suspect is reported much more than it should be. Ci can occur at different levels and in odd shapes which I suspect that's what this is. Then what do I know.Posted Image

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  • Location: South East UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms/squalls/hoar-frost/mist
  • Location: South East UK

The cloud is cirrus with virga, precipitation not reaching the ground, these have the knickname of "jellyfish"

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

The cloud is cirrus with virga, precipitation not reaching the ground, these have the knickname of "jellyfish"

 

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

Yep, would have been about that time I took pic.

Knocker: I realise a fallstreak is something different. However, this did look very much like the central inverted cone within a holepumch but without the surrounding cirrocumulus. There was a lot of fine cirrus about but it really did look distinct with a denser texture.

This is a real holepunch I took a wee while ago: the perspective is not the same though as I was almost directly under this one

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And that is a layer Ac.

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

The cloud is cirrus with virga, precipitation not reaching the ground, these have the knickname of "jellyfish"

Thanks Sprites, I think the mystery is solved.Knocker: Thanks for clarifying my Ac and Ci
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  • Location: Stockport, South Manchester
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms & Snow.
  • Location: Stockport, South Manchester

It looks like one of those Sprites you see in space !

 

But it's a Cirrus

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  • Location: Stanwell(south side of Heathrow Ap)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, squally fronts, snow, frost, very mild if no snow or frost
  • Location: Stanwell(south side of Heathrow Ap)

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This must be mid level cloud with virga.

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  • Location: Stanwell(south side of Heathrow Ap)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, squally fronts, snow, frost, very mild if no snow or frost
  • Location: Stanwell(south side of Heathrow Ap)

Normally I would have called this a holepunch or fallstreak cloud but . . . where's the cirrocumulus or altocumulus? All I saw was the fallstreak. Was it meerly an odd looking cirrus 'mare's tail'?

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I do like the cirrus, can make a lot of patterns, I especially like mares tails ahead of weather systems. it looks like at the back of the photos the sky has wavy mares tails/cirrus. depending on what way there pointing and if they are pointing up/down or towards a side and how long they are then this can be a sign of different types of weather. can indicate heavy rain and strong winds for example.

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