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CINDY'S SNAPSHOT: Swimmers in the sky over Spry Bay

Mark Krause was taking in the beauty of Taylor Head Provincial Park in Spry Bay, N.S., when he spotted an ocean-like sky.
Mark Krause was taking in the beauty of Taylor Head Provincial Park in Spry Bay, N.S., when he spotted an ocean-like sky. - Contributed

Mark Krause was taking in the beauty of Taylor Head Provincial Park in Spry Bay, N.S., when he spotted dolphins.

No, not in the water, but in the sky. The wonderfully wavy clouds are called asperitas (formerly known as undulatus asperatus).  

While clouds have been around forever, this is the newest recognized cloud type.  

It was first popularized and proposed as a type of cloud in 2009 by Gavin Pretor-Pinney of the Cloud Appreciation Society. 

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Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network.

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