cirrostratus cloud

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a thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude


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This beautiful phenomenon is caused by sunlight passing through high Cirrostratus clouds which consist of ice crystals.
"They are often seen in this country, usually as high cirrus and cirrostratus clouds are increasing from the west in advance of Atlantic frontal systems."
Divided into sections devoted to low, middle, and high clouds, this field guide to the sky includes such details as that cumulonimbus clouds are ferocious storm producers, that altocumulus lenticularis clouds look like UFOs, and that cirrostratus clouds have a tendency for form halos.
Subsuns are often seen by the crews and passengers of commercial airliners flying above cirrus or cirrostratus clouds, a vantage point not unlike looking at Mars through a telescope.