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Offline rogeressig

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Horizontal Rotation?
« on: 07 December 2010, 03:52:19 PM »
Hi, I'm sure this kind of cloud motion goes on all the time above our heads. I was blown away when I saw it, so glad i was recording at the time.
I'm going along to different forums asking about how it formed and stuff. any ideas? anyone see this kinda thing regularly?
Timelapse of a Cloud doing something Amazing (Version II)

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Re: Horizontal Rotation?
« Reply #1 on: 07 December 2010, 04:15:16 PM »
Hi,

Definitely some obvious rotation there. How long did the feature last?

There occasionally are days when rotation occurs under the base of cumulus clouds or the sides - some better than others. Rotation on a larger scale is what can lead to tornadoes in some cases.

Well done on capturing it and sharing it with us!

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Re: Horizontal Rotation?
« Reply #2 on: 07 December 2010, 04:51:52 PM »
hey cool, thanks, just checked the raw footage then, i'd say around 2 minutes of definite rotation. 3 minutes if counting the start of the curling and the end of rotating.