What are stratus clouds like?
Stratus comes from a Latin word that means layers. They are visible as layers of clouds that span a good portion of the sky. These clouds are thicker than the cirrus clouds and can often create shadows on the ground. They are not thick enough to make the moon and sun disappear. Common stratus clouds include Altostratus and Nimbostratus.
Did you know…
There is a difference between Altocumulus and Cirrocumulus: Altocumulus is a mid-altitude, dark grey or blue cloud, whiles cirrocumulus is whitish, higher altitude.