This is simply fascinating to see for so many reasons. Will Campbell (over on his blog [sic] – see the posts here and here for background), who has been doing some fun experiments with his camera and computer to make time-lapse photography (you’ll recall an amusing one from before) has captured an entire day of cloud formation in the skies above some mountains near Los Angeles during the heatwave day of Sunday.
Click the still to go to the site with the movie (or find it at YouTube here):
It is both beautiful, interesting (scientifically and otherwise) and frustrating (why don’t those thunderclouds come down over here and rain on us – please?!) [Update: There was a fire in the area near the end of that day and some have pointed out that the darker stuff near the end might be partly smoke.]
Well done Will, and thanks!
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