Lines of cirrus cloud Mare's Tails in the sky

Lines of cirrus cloud Mare's Tails in the sky

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Caption: Cirrus cloud. Lines of wispy, fibrous cirrus cloud in the sky. Known also as "Mare's Tails" or "Stringers". Cirrus is a high-altitude (6,000- 12,000 metres height) ice crystal cloud which forms delicate filaments. This cloud-type is usually associated with fair weather.

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Keywords: cirrus, cirrus cloud, climate, cloud, cloud types, clouds, mare's tail, meteorology, weather

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