cirrus cloud

  1. a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
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  • I lay on the bed and watched cirrus clouds drift slowly across the sky.
  • The Fire Rainbow happens when you have high-altitude sunlight (58 degrees or higher) hitting special types of ice crystals known as hexagonal plate crystals, found naturally in very-high altitude cirrus clouds. ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science
  • Natural cirrus clouds, (not the spread out chemical clouds that NASA has dubbed as "cirrus") form at a minimum altitude of ABOVE 4.7 miles high. - Articles related to Delhi still battling heat wave
  • High cirrus clouds form white streaks across its surface and a number of dark storms act as flaws and focus for the eye.
  • The sky is clear blue, with a few cirrus clouds adding texture to what looks like a flawless blue canvas.
  • High, tropical cirrus clouds are made up of tiny ice crystals that float at altitudes from 20,000 feet to 60,000 feet.
  • Above, the sky was almost purple in patches with a few wispy cirrus clouds. CHAMELEON
  • It's another gorgeous day. There were some high cirrus clouds earlier and it looks like they're coming back, but, for the most part, it's just been beautiful.
  • Durand-Greville in _La Nature_, November¬†24, 1900, that Lamarck was the first to observe the so-called pocky or festoon cloud, or mammato-cirrus cloud, which at rare intervals has been observed since his time. [ Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution His Life and Work
  • The arc isn't a rainbow in the traditional sense - it is caused by light passing through wispy, high-altitude cirrus clouds.
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