Stars And Stripes In The Sky

Okay, make that one bright star and many strange striped clouds. So my wife calls me around 5:15 today and asks me if I had the camera with me, I did thankfully. She said I should grab the camera and take some photos of the clouds. She'd never seen anything like this before in her lifetime. What she described from her vantage point was there is the sun, low in the horizon with cloud rays coming from it [sort of like when you see sun rays through the clouds, but these were actually clouds] and the tube like clouds were from one part of the horizon to the other side.

She peaked my curiosity, I grabbed the camera and went outdoors to see the sky. I opened the door and there they were, just as she described. It was amazing seeing clouds like this. I can't explain how or why they were like this, I'd have to ask the local weather boy on this one. The photos don't do it justice as I couldn't capture the entire sky, but the cloud stripes were there from the western horizon all the way over to the eastern horizon, to the north and south as you can see in the smaller photos below.


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At 9/14/2007 5:09 AM, Blogger Kate said...

Yes, an unusual sky. I missed it!

At 9/14/2007 7:21 AM, Blogger Annie said...

Isn't that a wonderful sky! I'm so glad your wife called you and that you had the camera and that I've now seen this sight - it was a first for me too.

At 9/14/2007 7:25 AM, Blogger Bergson said...

Remote-controlled clouds

E.T. is back

At 9/14/2007 7:42 AM, Blogger Wendy said...

Those are some very unique clouds, my first thought was that the Thunderbirds or Blue Angels had just flown over the city leaving plumes of smoke behind them. Never seen clouds like this - so glad you were able to capture and post them for all to see.

At 9/14/2007 1:36 PM, Blogger Sanguinetti A! said...

We saw it too and thought it was so strange! Thanks for all this info.

At 9/14/2007 2:15 PM, Blogger isabella said...

First one for me, too! Glad those are not funnel clouds ;-)
Thanks to the wife!

At 9/14/2007 5:04 PM, Blogger bluechic said...

amazing!!! great shots!

At 9/14/2007 10:43 PM, Blogger Steve Buser said...

Really strange, but amazing shots.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

At 9/15/2007 12:23 AM, Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Wow! I've never seen one like this, either.

At 9/15/2007 12:47 AM, Blogger slinger said...

I've been google searching cloud patterns. All I keep finding is contrails, you know, from airplanes flying above. They looked more like clouds than contrails, I just don't know what to think at this point.

At 9/16/2007 3:47 PM, Blogger ArizonaDB said...

weird and amazing!!! great shots! Did you call Dave Dahl? ha ha.


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