Photos: Awesome Clouds Dazzle Local Residents Last Friday


Photo by George Burshteyn

An impressive cloud formation, which resembled a hellish scene straight out of Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy,” hovered over Southern Brooklyn last Friday and, apparently, it was impressive enough that we received quite a few reader-submitted photos documenting the tropospheric phenomenon.

I’m no cloud expert, but after comparing the photos we received to a graphic chart of cloud classifications, I will hazard a guess that these babies were the misbegotten meteorological crossbreed between shelf (a type of arcus cloud) and cumulonimbus clouds.

Thanks to Kathleen Higgins, George Burshteyn, Lily Diamond and Mike Cipolla for submitting the photos.


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  • ShadowLock

    AWW, you didn’t use my photo! :( QQ

    • ES

      I have to apologize to you — I put the post together on Monday, the 15th, and scheduled the Morning Mug with your photo on the 16th, which was when you also sent me the photo. I didn’t realize that the email you sent me was of the same cloud formation that everyone else sent in. I’ll try to make it up to you…

      • ShadowLock


  • nolastname

    So many nice pics. Recently I have been trying to get a plane in my cloud pics. It’s the only way to really appreciate the size of a formation.

  • Tinman

    Wow, looks like the sky’s on fire.

  • BrooklynBus

    I hastily took one from my car with my cell phone, but it wasn’t as good as the ones you posted.

  • Georgia

    This picture is awsome

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