Asperitas form in convective storms when the air in downdrafts (cooled by the sublimation of ice crystals) pushes through the cloud base.
From left: Liam and Roy Fox with kids and brother-in-law Thomas Morgan
Croagh Patrick, County Mayo
Via The Irish Sun:
They posed for a quick group shot outside St Patrick’s Chapel at the summit, before making their descent.
But when they inspected the snaps later, they saw what appeared to be the face of Our Lord in the clouds.
And they say a Bible passage actually prophesied the apparition.
Incredibly, the picture was taken at exactly 15.49 — which in the book of Corinthians refers to “the image of the heavenly man”.
Hovering over Coldplay at Croke Park on Saturday evening.
(Thanks Conor Browne)
Spotted in West Cork.
A great west coast but a poor six counties…
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