What is Up with the Sky? …Check Out these Captivating Mammatus Cloud Formations

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The term mammatus from mammatus cloud is derived from the Latin word mamma (meaning “breast” or “udder”). These types of clouds are popular for their attractive appearance as they seem to have smooth, round puffs (somewhat like cotton balls), hanging from its underside.

Mammatus clouds are known to be seen under other cloud types as well, aside from being typically found on anvil clouds, and often extend from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud. They’re also mots that are often associated with severe thunderstorms.

We have prepared a collection of pictures that showcase the beauty of mammatus clouds. You can visit Wikipedia to learn more about the amazing mammatus clouds.

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Picture courtesy of Craig Lindsay

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Picture courtesy of Mark W. Gallagher

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Picture courtesy of Michel Filion

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Picture courtesy of Forsaken Fotos

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Picture courtesy of Matt Saal

 

 

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Picture courtesy of Krazy Diamnd on Flickr

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Picture courtesy of somethingimportant on deviantART

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Picture courtesy of Cadet Brandon Olson, US Air Force Academy

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Picture courtesy of Steve on Flickr

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Picture courtesy of Matt Roberts

 

 

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Picture courtesy of Hobie Caldwell

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Picture courtesy of Lorrie McClanahan

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Picture courtesy of Kfengler

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Picture courtesy of Sue Summer

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Picture courtesy of Steve on Flickr

 

 

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Picture courtesy of Derrich

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Picture courtesy of Marlene S

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Picture courtesy of SaturatedEyes on Flickr

Beautiful photos, aren’t they? The world is truly a wonderful and beautiful place to live in. It’s like a natural work of art laid out in front of our eyes.

 

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