Amazing cloud waves herald the alien invasion apocalypse

Looking at these time-lapse videos of Undulatus asperatus—"a cloud formation proposed as separate cloud classification in 2009"—look like the ocean's surface in a stormy day as seen from under the water. They also look like those scenes in sci-fi movies when something really bad is coming to kill us all from the sky. » 7/11/14 7:12pm 7/11/14 7:12pm

Watch a massive thunderstorm form in this timelapse

Man, this looks like some end of the world type weather. It's the type of thunderstorm I'd see in a movie and think the CGI was too fake. It's the type of supercell I'd see in real life and think it's all over for everybody. It remind us how small we are, how incredible (and scary!) nature can be and how damn cool it… » 5/19/14 8:01pm 5/19/14 8:01pm

Every mountain needs to have a wonderful cloud bridge like this

The problem with building man made structures in natural wonders like mountain ranges is that they can sore your eyes pretty quickly. Some parts of the world should be left untouched! But imagine a bridge like this one, designed to look like a cloud, on top of a few mountains. The views would be absolutely… » 11/06/13 11:13pm 11/06/13 11:13pm

I Can't Believe This Alien Orange Bubble Sky Actually Appeared on Earth

The sky is blue! Only when it's not gray. Or purple. Or red. Or orange. The clouds are white! Only when they're not gray. Or even darker than that. Basically, the clouds and sky can be anything. But can the sky be a creamsicle orange bubbly thing that looks like we're on an alien planet? Apparently so. » 7/30/13 8:00pm 7/30/13 8:00pm

Computers See Faces in the Clouds, Just Like You

Humans are all about pattern recognition: we want—and maybe need?—to believe that there’s order and meaning behind everything we see and do in life. The future is divined in teacups, superstitions are put on random objects, and—of course—we see ourselves in everything around us. Like the sky. » 5/27/13 4:00pm 5/27/13 4:00pm

Cloud City: A Spectacular Sculptural Constellation of Mirrors and Steel

Yesterday, atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, artist and architect Tomas Saraceno debuted his most recent work: Cloud City. A spectacular sculptural constellation, Cloud City is a mirrored fun house of geodesic pods, open to the public, with a number of prime vantage points for taking in the… » 5/15/12 10:30pm 5/15/12 10:30pm

How To Make Convincing Fly-Thru Cloud Footage Using Just Four Still…

If you're trying to create a dreamy flying-through-the-clouds sequence without renting a plane, helicopter, or even a special effects cloud tank, Jeff Farmer has your solution. All you need is a copy of Photoshop, Motion, four cloud stills photographed from the ground, and a heck of a lot of skill. » 4/28/12 8:00pm 4/28/12 8:00pm

Abraham Lincoln in The Clouds Above New Brunswick, Canada

The guy recording this video of an impending storm says it best: Holy freak! Usually you KINDA see shapes in clouds, and you have to convince your friend that it totally looks like a bunny. Or an elephant. Or your grandma with her big glasses. But there's no convincing necessary with this one. Abraham Lincoln is… » 8/10/11 8:40pm 8/10/11 8:40pm