Clouds Plowed by the Wind

October 30, 2023


Photographer: Rosario Catania  
Summary Author: Rosario Catania  

Featured here on this 360° panorama near Mt. Etna is a sky filled with eye-catching cirrocumulus clouds. Because these clouds are arranged in thin strips or in banks consisting of small whitish clusters, this type of sky is sometimes referred to as a "sheep-like sky." Cirrocumulus clouds form above about 20,000 ft (approximately 6,000 m) in the mid-latitudes and may herald the arrival of a warm front. They’re often used as an indicator that precipitation is on the way. Photo taken on September 20, 2023.

Parsifal Park, Sicily, Italy Coordinates: 37.6426, 14.9944

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