NZ5303 : The Cleveland Hills

taken 2 months ago, 3 km from Kirkby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Cleveland Hills
The Cleveland Hills
Not a rare phenomena on the Cleveland Hills but one of my favourites. Typically in the colder months fog in the Bilsdale valley spills over the low points in the hills, Haggs Gate, Garfit Gap and the Lords’ Stone.

High above the delicate cirrus clouds portend the advance of a weather front bringing rain. These distinctive clouds have acquired a variety of dialect names: cat’s tails, goat’s hair, filly tails, gray mare’s tail and hen scratchings which derives from the clouds’ resemblance to the marks left in the dust by a scratching hen.

From my photo-diary for 18th December 2019 see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 December, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 December, 2019
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Air, Sky, Weather 
Primary Subject of Photo
Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 537 030 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:25.1873N 1:10.3906W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 581 091
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Hills  Cirrus  Clouds  Gray Mare’s Tail  Cat’s Tails  Hen Scratchings  Goat’s Hair  Filly Tails 

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