Cloud by Caitlind r.c. Brown
Created out of 6,000 light bulbs the interactive installation invites visitors to pull the cords and turn the lights on and off as spectators witness the cloud shimmer and flicker as bulbs flip between light and dark. Incredibly out of the 6,000 bulbs, 5,000 of them are actually old burnt out bulbs donated to the artists by the public. The idea being that instead of wasting bulbs by throwing them away they would be put to a better, and more creative use, by turning trash in to treasure, and waste in to art.
This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. When people see these, they think it’s the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover.
This is so fucking cool.
I think my favorite part is that it’s called “skypunch”
How fucking dope is that?
am I missing something why do people think it’s the end of the world
are they just idiots or…
Australian photographer Mark Mawson drips paint into water to create these amazingly colourful photographs. The paint creates recognisable forms in the way it reacts to the water. (Website)
Why do we not discuss clouds more?
I mean look at that. That’s water.
LIKE WHAT THE FUCK, WHY DO WE EVER STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS
WHAT IS THIS
HOW IS THIS EVEN
AND NOW THE FLYING WATER IS EATING A MOUNTAIN
GOD DAMN, WHAT
I know, right? I love clouds! I’ve always loved clouds! They’re so gorgeous and stunning and amazing! I love them! :D
The fire rainbow is the rarest of all naturally occurring phenomena. The clouds must be cirrus and at an altitude of 20,000 feet at least. There must be just the right amount of ice crystals present, as well.
The sun has to hit the clouds at exactly 58 degrees. It makes the rainbow appear to be on fire, hence the name. It’s actually cold as ice, though. In the weather world, the phenomena is known as a circumhorizontal arc.
It isn’t a traditional rainbow, per se, but an effect that happens when light passes through wispy cirrus clouds at high altitudes. Even more specifically, the hexagonal ice crystals that make up the cirrus clouds must be shaped like thick plates with their faces parallel to the ground for the fire rainbow to appear.
The light enters through a vertical side face of the hexagon and leaves through the bottom causing the light to refract, or bend, like in a prism. If the crystals are aligned precisely, then the whole cloud lights up as a rainbow.
Dude we see these all the time in the summer and we call them sundogs. I have no idea why.
I love the in-depth analysis of the fire rainbow and then the comment below that’s all “Naw man they’re not so special. Sundogs.”
i want to go to there.
The 4th one is insaaannee.
I really wish there was a way to sit on clouds
The first one… how glorious! <3
dat first one
The last time I was on a plane I literally spent an hour looking out the window to look at the clouds, my mouth gaping the whole time
those are some freaky clouds
THESE ARE SO FREAKING AWESOME OMG. LOOK AT THIS AWESOMENESS!!!