What Are Clouds?

Hey young ones, I am Cub McPaws! We as kids are always curious, always full of questions. As a cub I wonder, looking up to the sky, at those puffy white irregular shapes just wandering around. The first question that enters my mind is, “What is that?”.

What are clouds?

Clouds are made up of water drops or ice crystals floating in the sky.

How are clouds formed?

The water droplets evaporate from the ground and move to the sky. Clouds are formed when an area of air becomes cooler until the water vapour condenses to liquid form.

Types of clouds

Cirrus clouds-
These clouds are delicate, feathery clouds that are made up of mostly icy crystals. The image below shows an example of Cirrus clouds.

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Cirrostratus clouds-
Thin, white clouds that cover the whole sky like a veil, are called Cirrostratus clouds. The clouds are most likely seen in winter, and can cause an appearance of a Halo around the sun and the moon. An image below demonstrates Cirrostratus clouds causing a Moon halo.

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Cirrocumulus Clouds-
These clouds are thin, patchy, sheet-like clouds. They sometimes look like they are full of ripples or are made of small grains. This image shows Cirrocumulus Clouds.

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There are more than 8+ major types of clouds. If you are interested in the study of clouds, also called Nephology, you can also grow up to become a Meteorologist and specialize in the study of clouds, making your parents proud of you!!!

As the famous quote says, “Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds”. To always be comforted, shop clothing from our beloved Cub McPaws. To read more such blogs, download the Cub McPaws app now!

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