Top 10 Rarest Cloud Formations

Mushroom Clouds: the only non-natural clouds on our list as they are the product of large explosions. These mushroom-shaped clouds carry.

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Funnel Clouds: Funnel Clouds are sometimes mistaken for tornadoes due to their column or funnel-like shape. They consist of condensed water caught.

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Mammatus Clouds: get their name from the Latin word mamma, meaning “breast,” as their form consists of lumps and bulges.

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Kelvin-Helmholtz Clouds: the rarest cloud formations on our list is Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds, named after physicists William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin.

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Lenticular Clouds: are stationary or saucer-like clouds occurring in the lower stratosphere. They are considered altocumulus standing clouds.

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Roll Clouds: a subtype of Arcus clouds, also known as Arch clouds. Roll clouds are low, horizontal clouds resembling a rolling column along the sky.

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Nacreous Clouds: Nacreous clouds form best when the Sun is several degrees below the horizon, at sunset and sunrise.

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Fallstreak Hole Clouds: also known as Hole Punch clouds, occur in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds. These clouds, or rather holes in clouds.

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Asperitas Clouds: these clouds form in rippling waves on the underside of other clouds, making the sky look like it has a rough sea surface.

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Noctilucent Clouds: clouds are tied with Nacreous clouds for the rarest on our list because they are rarely seen, especially during the day when.

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