Morning Contrails Above Dublin

August 13, 2005

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Provided and copyright by: Eric Clarke
Summary authors & editors: Eric Clarke

The above photo showing a web of parallel contrails was taken early on a cold January morning as I cycled to work in Dublin, Ireland. These contrails are all aligned west to east -- perhaps associated with U.S. forces travelling to the Persian Gulf area. Adequate moisture at mid and high altitudes in the troposphere have allowed these streaks to remain visible across much of the sky. Note the interesting contrast between the jet contrails above and the Grand Canal below, which was opened in 1763 and first linked the Shannon river to the world famous Guinness Brewery. One of two mosques in Dublin is shown to the left of the image -- a crescent Moon is perched on the edge of the roof.

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