Here, the Cirrostratus Clouds are sweeping swiftly through last night’s sunset afterglow, somewhere between 20 and 40 thousand feet above Great Cove and Eggemoggin Reach.


The Latin scientific name for these clouds is straight-forward: “cirrus” meaning “wisp-like” and “stratus” meaning “layered.” The appearance of these high-flyers often signals an incoming warm front, which hasn’t arrived as we speak; it’s now 14 degrees (F) and sunny. (Brooklin, Maine)