How many members are in the Cloud Appreciation Society?

How many members are in the Cloud Appreciation Society?

50,000 members
The Cloud Appreciation Society is a society founded by Gavin Pretor-Pinney from the United Kingdom in January 2005. The society aims to foster understanding and appreciation of clouds, and has over 50,000 members from 120 countries, as of March 2020.

What does Cloudspotting mean?

Cloudspotting is simply the practice of observing clouds as a recreational activity.

How did Gavin Pretor-Pinney describe clouds poetically?

PRETOR-PINNEY: Clouds are not something to moan about, far from it. They are in fact the most diverse, evocative, poetic aspect of nature. I think if you live with your head in the clouds every now and then, it helps you keep your feet on the ground. And I want to show you why.

Can you buy a cloud in the sky?

Large Bottled Sky consists of pure silica aerogel embedded with a “cloud”, unique in form and which can never be repeated. A special gift for that special geek in your life!

What do you think members of the Cloud Appreciation Society do?

Subscribing members of the Cloud Appreciation Society automatically receive 10% off everything on our Cloud Shop. They will also receive discounts off the cloudspotting video courses we have in production, as well as our forthcoming web conference.

What is a cloud lover called?

Nephophilia Definition: A person who loves clouds; love of clouds; fondness or obsession of clouds Yes, I’m a nephophile.

What are the four types of cloud?

The different types of clouds are cumulus, cirrus, stratus and nimbus.

What is the highest cloud ever recorded?

Noctilucent clouds
They are the highest clouds in Earth’s atmosphere, located in the mesosphere at altitudes of around 76 to 85 km (249,000 to 279,000 ft)….Noctilucent cloud.

Noctilucent clouds
Noctilucent clouds over Kuresoo bog, Viljandimaa, Estonia
Abbreviation NLC/PMC
Altitude 76,000 to 85,000 m (250,000 to 280,000 ft)
Classification Other

What does cloud gaze mean?

A frowning or depressed look. ‘a cloud passed over Jessica’s face’ — Lexico, cloud, meaning 2. If your eyes or face cloud or if sadness or anger clouds them, your eyes or your face suddenly show sadness or anger.

Is there a name for cloud watching?

Your child can learn a lot about the natural world by watching clouds, an activity called cloud spotting. To go cloud spotting, all you have to do is find a comfortable spot to watch the clouds. They may want to use their imagination to pick out shapes and pictures in the clouds as they drift by.

What are the three types of cloud?

Cumulus, Stratus, and Cirrus. There are three main cloud types.

What causes lenticular clouds to form?

These lens-shaped orographic wave clouds form when the air is stable and winds blow across hills and mountains from the same or similar direction at different heights through the troposphere.

How to become a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society?

The Cloud Appreciation Society. We love clouds. Read our manifesto and see how we are fighting the banality of ‘blue-sky thinking’. If you agree with what we stand for, then join the society to get your very own membership certificate, badge, Cloud Selector and to start receiving your ‘Cloud a Day’.

Is there an iPhone app for Cloudspotting?

To that end, the Cloud Appreciation Society (which has 32,000+ members) last week released a CloudSpotter iPhone app that allows people to capture and share their own cloud images. Bonus: NASA will use anonymous data from the app to help calibrate its cloud-observing satellites.

Which is the best book for Cloud Appreciation?

A Cloud A Day is our newest book, and it’s our best ever! Beautifully illustrated with 365 skies from members around the world, this book will teach you about the sky in a fun and uplifting way, and it will inspire you to spend a moment each day with your head in the clouds. Order A Cloud A Day… Buy a membership!

Why do people miss the beauty of clouds?

“It’s just that their beauty is missed because they’re so omnipresent, so commonplace that people don’t notice them … unless they get in the way of the sun.”