We see clouds in the sky every day, but do we often think about what they are and where do they come from? Hardly, we in fact have got used to perceive them simply as a reality, as a habitual element of a landscape which is not necessary that to pay to it attention. But clouds can tell us much not only about the weather, but also about many other factors, for example, about the ecological situation. The study of clouds is a whole science.
The highest of the clouds – silvery, appearing in the upper layers of the atmosphere, at an altitude of 70-80 kilometers. You can see them at dusk. A surprisingly beautiful sight.
The clouds can be formed from drops of water, from crystals or from both, depending on the temperature.
Clouds are also found on other planets, for example, on Jupiter.
The average cloud size is about ten tons.
The height of large storm clouds can reach ten kilometers.
The formation of clouds is impossible without particles of dust or smoke around which moisture starts to condense.
In conditions of low humidity, the lifetime of the cloud can be only 15-20 minutes.
Clouds in the mountains can remain stationary even in strong winds.
There is an international organization called the Society of Cloud Lovers, which unites people who are not indifferent to the beauty of this natural phenomenon.
Scientists believe that on some exoplanets, clouds can be heated up to several thousand degrees.
Some types of clouds are formed only if a number of conditions are met, so you can observe them very rarely, and then only if you are lucky.
On Venus, clouds consist mainly of sulfuric acid, and not of water. Yes, the second planet of our solar system is a hell of a place.