Storm Clouds Over Bossonnens

July 30, 2005

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Provided by: Serge Walczak
Summary authors & editors: Serge Walczak

This fascinating sky was observed during a storm at Bossonnens, near Châtel St-Denis, Switzerland, in June of 2004. The photo was taken approximately 4:00 p.m. (local time). Storms forming or approaching from the east on a summer's afternoon often are of interest to sky watchers since the late day Sun highlights cumulonimbus development. High clouds such as cumulonimbus turrets and anvils take on a commanding presence when back-lit by the Sun. The darker clouds in the foreground (upper right) are likely scud clouds (cumulus fractus).

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