Clouds is such an interesting atmospheric phenomenon. They can take many forms and shape, as well as giving off many hues of color when being hit by the right light. This image, captured by Witta Priester, exemplifies all of that. The sunlight coming in from the right side of the image creates shadow and depth, which makes this pleasing to look at. The sunlight also provides hues of orange and purple, which compliments the blue sky on the horizon. These unusual low level clouds are called Asperatus clouds. This particular type of cloud has a vertical structure underneath, which leads to the creation of the layered wave-like flow.
PC: Witta Priester
Citation: “APOD: 2016 April 17 – Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand.” NASA, NASA, apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160417.html.