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Cirrus Clouds

Cirrus clouds are thin, wispy clouds blown by high winds into long streamers. They are considered "high clouds" forming above 6000 m (20,000 ft). Cirrus clouds usually move across the sky from west to east. They generally mean fair to pleasant weather.

Here are some examples of cirrus clouds:

Cirrus clouds
Cirrus clouds

Cirrostratus clouds are thin, sheetlike high clouds that often cover the entire sky. They are so thin that the sun and moon can be seen through them.

Here are some examples of cirrostratus clouds:

Cirrostratus clouds
Cirrostratus clouds

Cirrocumulus clouds appear as small, rounded white puffs. The small ripples in the cirrocumulus sometimes resemble the scales of a fish. A sky with cirrocumulus clouds is sometimes referred to as a "mackerel sky."

Here are some examples of cirrocumulus clouds:

cirrocumulus clouds
cirrocumulus clouds
cirrocumulus clouds

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