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What’s that over Paris? Cirrus.

Typically, cirrus clouds appear white or gray when reflecting sunlight, can appear dark at sunset (or sunrise) against a better lit sky. Cirrus are among the highesttypes of clouds and are usually thin enough to see stars through.

Cirrus clouds may form from moisture released above storm clouds and so may herald the arrival of a significant change in weather.

Conversely, cirrus clouds have also been seen on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Titan, Uranus, and Neptune. The featured image was taken two days ago from a window in District 15, Paris, France, Earth. The brightly lit object on the lower right is, of course, the Eiffel Tower.

Source: APOD NASA

Image Credit & Copyright: Bertrand Kulik