Undulatus asperatus: Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves
“Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds travel across the sky in ominous waves, but generally dissipate without an a storm forming.
Storm chaser Alex Schueth was recently in the right place at the right time with his DSLR, and managed to capture one of these formations in the mesmerizing time-lapse video seen above.
Watch the video:
Clouds are awesome. You know who loves clouds? Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society.
Let me get this straight: with Alibaba, we have an Internet startup that makes no tangible product with a hugely inflated IPO that was in the United States only due to a Cayman Island loophole that avoids regulations in that company’s home country (of China). Do you understand what this means?
The Communists just beat us at capitalism.
—JON STEWART, The Daily Show (via inothernews)
And a softness came from the starlight and filled me full to the bone.
—W. B. Yeats, from “The Wanderings of Oisin,” in The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems (Kegan Paul and Co., 1889)
I went long on five years in New York City, rats, and falling into/out of love for This Recording.
“The truth is that I wanted to write this story without the boy, but I can’t. The story of moving to New York and the story of the boy are inextricably tied together. Maybe I am foolish to think that they are different stories.”
I reread this piece the other night and I think it might be the best thing I’ve ever written.
“Any man of reasonable intelligence can make money if that’s what he wants. Mostly it’s women or clothes or admiration he really wants and they deflect him.”
― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent