Space Cumulonimbus Cloud Over Africa


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Cumulonimbus Cloud Over Africa


High above the African continent, tall, dense cumulonimbus clouds, meaning 'column rain' in Latin, are the result of atmospheric instability. The clouds can form alone, in clusters, or along a cold front in a squall line. The high energy of these storms is associated with heavy precipitation, lightning, high wind speeds and tornadoes. Image Credit: NASA (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)