Explane this if you can?

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saw this this morn. doesn`t realy look like a shadow from the clouds click onto to the pic to enlarge
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Looks like the top part of the trail is not being lit by the low sun by being in the shadow of the other cloud.
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Google 'chemtrails' and all will become clear (Warning, fold a primitive hat out of tinfoil and use to cover your head before doing so) Moggy :eek:
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Here was I thinking this was the start of a good old Tornado. Not quite formed yet and only does any damage if it touches down. Spectacular to see one with your own eyes.
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ive seen them start when they have been out to sea or even up in the mountains but aint never seen one touch down.. had a look Moggy, theres lots and lots on there lol. i just liked the 2 tone effect.
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It is clear that there is only scant upper clouds so I don't understand how a funnel cloud could have formed. If it was a horizontal 'cloud' then it surely must be a contrail being lit by a low sun. It looks (at the end) like it has two trails like a jetliner but so do funnel clouds. So it is hard to tell. The photo below shows a closeup of a funnel and this twin trails effect is seen. http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/raggidoll/landspout1aug05closeup.jpg Funnels are formed from large but decaying cu-cong or cu-nimb and I have seen several of them myself. There are no cumulus class clouds in your photo, only streaky cirro-stratus. I took this photo on a day with lots of cumulus congestus that never reached the cu-nimb level. The Cu over-developed and flattened out covering the sky. http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/raggidoll/landspout1aug053.jpg Please don't google 'chemtrails' or you'll lose braincells. Its a particularly stupid conspiracy theory that ignores the facts about aviation. You'll be surprised how many brain-deads there are out there. There are much more convincing conspiracy theories than chemtrails! >>Warning, fold a primitive hat out of tinfoil and use to cover your head before doing so! Moggie; I don't think even an tin foil hat will help!