Parisian Mammatus Clouds

September 15, 2021

Parisian mammatus clouds

Photographer: Bertrand Kulik

Summary Author: Bertrand Kulik

The photo above features several mammatus clouds taken over Paris following a storm. Most often found near thunderstorm anvil clouds, mammatus clouds are pouch-like structures that are composed largely of ice and water vapor. Although they are associated with severe weather, especially hail and thunderstorms, the clouds are not a warning of bad weather to come. After around 10 to 15 minutes, the clouds usually disappear as the water droplets and ice slowly evaporate

Photo Details: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF50mm f/1.8 STM lens, ƒ/9.0, 50.0 mm, 1/640 second exposure, ISO-50

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