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CC C1 W23 - classical conversations cycle 1 week 23 - science - kinds types of clouds - free 8.5 x 11 printable cloud poster and more info.

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Ice crystals in the air create these beautiful, upward shafts of light.

March 2016 Cloud of the Month photographed by Jerry Craner, Provo, Utah, US. When the sky is covered in a high layer of ice crystals, known as a Cirrostratus cloud, there is always a possibility for dramatic halo phenomena to appear. These are the beautiful arcs, rings and spots of light that can result from the Sun’s rays bouncing off and through ice crystals.

a "fire rainbow" - ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds

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Up in the Clouds...I am still surprised when a person can see this beautiful sight and not believe in our Creator...

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What caused the 'halo' around the moon last night?

The phenomenon occurs when the sky is full of thin cirrus or cirrostratus clouds, seen as a thin wisp in this image taken by Jason Hedges, 41 at his home in West Wittering in Sussex

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The thin, layered Cirrostratus cloud is composed of ice crystals and forms a…