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This glowing halo in clouds over Moscow looks like an Independence Day style alien attack. The astonishing ring was spotted over the city and captured on video by stunned locals.



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Cloudspotters' Guide: 10 of the best
If we think about clouds at all, specially in the Summer months, we find ourselves wishing for fewer of them. Gavin Pretor-Pinney might disagree: The  cloudspotters' guru has just published a new guide to the billowing masses above our heads revealing the hidden wonder and beauty of these often-maligned phenomena. Here selects for us ten of his favourite cloud formations...

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The Cloud Appreciation Society says we need to recognise a new cloud type. Alongside cirrus and cumulus clouds, say hello to the asperatus.
The Royal Meteorological Society has named the new cloud, "Asperatus," the Latin word for rough, since the cloud has the appearance of a rough, choppy ocean.

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