Monday’s Sunrise: Sky Painter’s Surprise!

***Update: Please take a look at the comment section of this post.  You’ll read Meteorologist Chris Murphy’s ‘official’ explanation for these interesting clouds! Okay, not the ‘official,’ but he definitely didn’t see it the same way I did! 🙂

Talk about an unusual sky this morning!  I think the sky painter decided to put an abstract exclamation mark in the sky!  The clouds you see on the left-hand side of the photo hovered for the longest time with barely a move in any direction.

I might have to ask Meteorologist Chris Murphy from “The Weather Network” about this interesting pattern!

Here’s to a week with great moments requiring exclamation marks!


  22 comments for “Monday’s Sunrise: Sky Painter’s Surprise!

  1. Sawsan
    January 6, 2020 at 8:47 am

    I was there this morning. It was beautiful ❤

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    • January 6, 2020 at 6:22 pm

      Ah, were you? It sure was, wasn’t it? Cher xo


      • Sawsan
        January 6, 2020 at 6:28 pm

        Yes, by Loyola up north. It was gorgeous!

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      • January 6, 2020 at 6:29 pm

        I just loved the colors which I were most likely the same near Loyola! Cher xo


      • Sawsan
        January 6, 2020 at 6:32 pm

        Yes, from a different angle. I’ll email you the photo.

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      • Sawsan
        January 6, 2020 at 6:33 pm

        Ooops, I don’t have your email address. Sorry.

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      • January 6, 2020 at 6:35 pm if you dont mind! I’d love to see it! Thank you! Cher xo

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      • Sawsan
        January 6, 2020 at 6:39 pm

        Gladly! I just emailed it.

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      • January 6, 2020 at 7:09 pm

        Awesome! Thank you! Cher xo


  2. January 6, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Interesting sky!

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  3. Chris Murphy
    January 6, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Great picture Cher (as per usual)! Now, I think it looks more like a centipede (eeew!). This appears to be a jet contrail. There is some moisture in the air, and the exhaust from the jet is creating its own cloud. As we look further into the picture, there are thinner contrails going left to right across the photo, and those are further away. What is also cool, is that the upper wind is running perpendicular to the centipede, I mean cloud, and you can see those tiny offshoot clouds as a result. They kinda look like the legs!

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    • January 6, 2020 at 6:26 pm

      LOL Hi Chris! Why thank you!! hhhhhmmm, icky centipede? And to think I was seeing an exclamation point! Haha Nope, the meteorologist is calling them by the “official” name: centipede clouds!! Now I am wondering if I’m going to have some bizarre-o bug dreams tonight! Thanks, Chris! LOL Cher xo 😉


  4. January 6, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Created by the best artist in the Universe.. Happy 2020 Cher.. ❤

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    • January 6, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      I completely agree, dear Sue! Happy 2020 to you as well; thank you! Cher xo

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  5. January 6, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Beautiful sky surprise, Cher 😀

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    • January 6, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      It was so nice to see this morning, dear Irene! Thank you! Cher xo

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  8. January 6, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Looks sort of like a centipede! Beautiful!

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    • January 7, 2020 at 5:29 am

      You definitely agree with Chris Murphy, JT! His comment is the same! Cher xo


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