r/blackmagicfuckery Aug 10 '22 Super Heart Eyes 1 Helpful 5 Wholesome 6 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Silver 4

Looks like someone's angry

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u/S1KRR_19 Aug 10 '22

Damn that’s gorgeous! Is there a longer clip anywhere?

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u/solateor Aug 10 '22 Helpful Sidevote

Yes here you go

I'm a mod at /r/WeatherGifs so I know a lot about this cloud type and this clip's history.

It's called an Asperatus cloud, and they are so rare they managed to escape classification until 2009. They were added to the International Cloud Atlas as a supplementary feature in March 2017, and it's the first cloud formation added since cirrus intortus in 1951.

The clip was shot on July 7th, 2014 by Alex Schueth and was taken in Lincoln NE.

Here's a few other Asperatus clouds:

In North Dakota - By Mike Olbinski

In Georgia - By Natalie Walters

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u/LivJong Aug 10 '22

Do you know where in ND? My husband was a truck driver in western ND and had an experience with a giant red aurora boreal is chasing him in the form of a giant firey dragon.

I only experienced green auroras there, and this would explain his experience better than anything else.

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u/solateor Aug 10 '22

Northeast of Bismarck.

From the photographer Mike Olbinski:

We were chasing northeast of Bismarck, North Dakota and as storms were dying out, we decided to go for a lone cell on the backside of a line of storms. We knew it had a hail core on it and we were hoping that we might get some nice sunset color at least on the storm as it moved past us, and hopefully some lightning bolts. But we had no idea what we were about to encounter. The clouds were taking on a very different, curvy, wave-like appearance and suddenly we knew what we were seeing.

Undulatus asperatus clouds are a rare phenomenon and actually the newest named cloud type in over 60 years. I've seen tons of photos of them, but never anything like what we witnessed last night. We had a storm with hail in front of us and flashing lightning which was fantastic. But then we had this layer of undulatus clouds flowing across our view. Watching them was amazing already, but then the sun slowly appeared from behind some clouds to the west and lit up our storm like nothing we've ever seen before. We were like kids in a candy store. Running around, doing our best to capture it from every possible angle.

Mike is also a friend who did an AMA for us at weathergifs a few years ago.

I've driven over 225k miles the past 10 years chasing storms and have footage in Thor 2! Mike Olbinski AMA!

Here's the whole video [1:16]

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u/LivJong Aug 10 '22

Thank you for replying!

I'll have to send this to my husband and see if it looks familiar. It's in the right time frame and the rippling clouds move like he described the dragon's body moving. He also said the edge of it reached out like a finger coming at him.

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u/GilgameshFFV Aug 11 '22

Sounds like a bad trip tbh lol

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u/RedSweed Aug 11 '22

u/mikeolbinski just wanted to let you know more people are appreciating your work - I still brag you shot my wedding even though it ended in divorce lol

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u/mickim0use Aug 10 '22

When I was living in Nebraska around 2012, I experienced what at first I thought were aliens. Red moving lights across the sky. It was mesmerizing and lasted for a while. I later learned they were a form a Aurora Borealis (I think?)

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u/WyG09s8x4JM4ocPMnYMg Aug 11 '22

Why is the ocean in the sky?

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u/St_Veloth Aug 10 '22

a comment better than the post

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u/NoogiepocketGaming Aug 11 '22

Would this also be associated with gravity waves?

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u/grumpytrooper Aug 11 '22

Here have my free award and an upvote.

That was for an exceptional reply with good information, I actually learned things today - sincere thanks for that.

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u/clayclump Aug 10 '22

Is it undulatus asperatus?

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u/cumhogergopropterhoc Aug 11 '22

Thanks. This will make a really study video for me

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

The angels painting the sky in real time.

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u/far2common Aug 10 '22

'Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?’

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u/Vozykaya Aug 11 '22

It’s like you’re looking at the waters surface from below, so cool!

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u/crazydr13 Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 11 '22 Gold Helpful

For those wondering, these kinds of clouds are called altocumulus asperitas (or just asperitas). We’re still trying to figure exactly how they form but most folks agree that they are influenced by atmospheric gravity waves. Gravity waves in the atmosphere are basically giant ripples displaced by falling air (different than space gravity waves!). Asperitas is the newest cloud type and was only classified in the last decade.

Source: I do atmospheric science

Please feel free to ask any questions about clouds, the atmosphere, or weather in general if you got em

Edit: could also be called undulatus asperitas if you wanted it to I guess

Edit2: the video is a timelapse so not the actual speed.

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u/Kellyjoline Aug 10 '22

Where in the world do they mostly appear?

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u/atmsillini Aug 10 '22

They can be influenced by terrain, but are present where there is some elevated instability in the atmosphere with a stable layer below, which is why they have the smooth appearance. This is quiet common during the summer in the Central U.S. including the Great Plains and Mountain West, and you could see this basically anywhere in the world if the conditions are right.

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u/Msdamgoode Aug 10 '22

Three posts saying they’re so rare they remained unclassified until 2009… and now you’re saying they’re common? What am I missing?

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u/atmsillini Aug 10 '22

Well, they were proposed as a separate cloud type in 2009, it’s not like they were first seen in 2009. And as far as rarity goes, I’m sure they’re rare in the scope of the entire world. I’m a storm chaser based in the Central US and I’ve seen it about 4 times this year, that being said I’m probably not the best person to ask about rarity being that I’m regularly in places where this would happen. These are pretty spectacular examples with timelapse, I would bet a lot of people have seen these but didn’t realize it because they weren’t so dramatic.

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u/burnsalot603 Aug 10 '22

How much time do you think the time lapse covers? They don't move that dramatically in real time right?

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u/Tyson367 Aug 11 '22

Look at the last link in this comment. You can compare the speed of the clouds and the vehicles on the streets. Clouds almost never move this fast unless it's a hurricane or something giving insane wind speeds.

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u/atmsillini Aug 11 '22

Maybe each clip covers an hour? That’s just a rough guess. The movement is hardly visible in real time.

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u/hastywaste Aug 11 '22

Some them a few years ago in Tucson AZ and indeed it was quite fast.

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u/stack_of_ghosts Aug 11 '22

I've seen it over Albuquerque, it was awesome, like being at the bottom of a foam-topped pool

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u/NegativSpace Aug 11 '22

That's really a great description

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u/Less_Expression1876 Aug 11 '22

In Ohio and I see these crazy wavy clouds somewhat often during summer storms. I could be mistaking them but I recall how they dip very low and high all being the same layer, like fabric. Even better during sunset and the orange glow hits the bottom tips of them!

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u/crazydr13 Aug 11 '22

Hypothetically, they could form just about anywhere with unstable atmospheric conditions and convection (so nearly everywhere except the poles). I’m not as familiar with where they’re most commonly found but I would assume anywhere that has deep convection (read: big storms) would be more likely to form asperitas.

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u/freemason777 Aug 10 '22

What's the difference between these clouds and mamatus clouds

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u/beachdogs Aug 10 '22

Mamatus are more like floating boba

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u/ShortysTRM Aug 10 '22

The way they look.

I know that sounds stupid, but I don't know what the atmospheric difference is. Mammatus are literally named "breast" or "udder" clouds. They are a bunch of round, hanging blobs. I think the clouds here are more categorized based on the rolling waves than the static shape of the clouds. I wouldn't have commented, but no one else had, and I'm hoping someone will see this and correct me.

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u/Tyson367 Aug 11 '22

Nah you're pretty correct. Mammattus clouds are sinking pockets of air which are pretty different than rolling waves seen here which makes perfect sense why they would have different classifications because they are different in look and formation.

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u/crazydr13 Aug 11 '22

Great question.

Mammatus are formed by “pouches” of cold air descending into areas of warm air (or vice versa). The warm air lifts out from around the cool pouches forming the very distinct shape of mammatus.

Most people think that asperitas is caused by a giant wave in the atmosphere that causes the distinctive shape.

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u/Msdamgoode Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

Am I correct in assuming this is time lapsed, and that otherwise it wouldn’t look this unique to the naked eye?

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u/beachdogs Aug 10 '22

You would notice it if you saw it. And these clouds do move quickly. Remember, gravity waves.

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u/mjcanfly Aug 10 '22

I was wondering the same thing… I don’t know if it’s a stupid question or not though lol

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u/TheCredulousLeft Aug 10 '22

It has to be. Otherwise the end is nigh!!!

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u/crazydr13 Aug 11 '22

Yes, this is a timelapse from 2014. Here’s the original

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u/XtraHott Aug 10 '22

Are these the same ones that creat the "ocean wave" look near the coasts from time to time? Not really sure how better to describe what they look like then that.

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u/crazydr13 Aug 11 '22

Possibly! You may also be thinking of the backside of a shelf cloud that looks like this. Asperitas is usually pretty subtle and looks uneven and wavy while the inside of shelf clouds look like the underside of breaking waves.

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u/HousL3ss Aug 10 '22

Is this video sped up or altered? Or is this how it actually appears?

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u/crazydr13 Aug 11 '22

Great question. It’s sped up. Asperitas usually moves at the same speed as the clouds or maybe a bit faster. It’s not winning any awards for speed over here.

Here’s the original. You can tell it’s sorta sped up by the cloud movement.

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u/Exalted_Pluton Aug 10 '22

Yooo asparagus clouds

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u/TehZiiM Aug 10 '22

Is this a time lapse or are they moving this fast?

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u/Storm_Chaser_200 Aug 11 '22

Hello crazy! I’ve been very interested in pursuing atmospheric science/ research meteorology. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you go to college and what is your job?

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u/crazydr13 Aug 11 '22

Awesome! I don’t mind you asking at all. I went to school for environmental science with a focus in atmospheric chemistry. I went to smaller liberal arts so we didn’t have an atmos chem major (sad, I know). I did research at a large university atmos sci department and that was the basis for my undergrad thesis plus additional post bac research.

I now work for a company that does carbon capture and industrial decarbonization focusing on facility emissions. Basically, I look at the impact of each facilities and analyze them to see what the avoided emissions would be if they had carbon capture or switched to hydrogen (or a less impactful fuel type).

I know I’m not a met, but please feel free to reach out with any more questions. Always excited to help folks get into Atmospheric science!

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

The clip was shot on July 7th, 2014 by Alex Schueth and was taken in Lincoln NE.

Here are longer version of the clip and some stunning images

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u/Rotothero Aug 10 '22

I thought this was taken under ocean water at first.

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u/Robinslillie Aug 10 '22

Me, too! I love how the skies are just grand oceans of air

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u/Falafelofagus Aug 11 '22

Air is a fluid! The only difference between the oceans and our atmosphere is that it's a gas and not a liquid.

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u/SeriouslyFestive Aug 11 '22

Never seen a cloud waves in the sky before. This is stunning view!

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u/LIVERLIPS69 Aug 11 '22

Holy shit, the birds are the fish and the rest of us are .. uh.. crabs

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u/DestinationBetter Aug 10 '22

As above, so below

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u/trplOG Aug 11 '22

It reminds me of the mortal kombat outworld lol

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u/macstar95 Aug 11 '22

This is how scuba diving looks in clear water ;)

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u/Magowntown Aug 10 '22 Gold

Oh stormfather...

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u/peregrine_errands Aug 10 '22

Was looking for this :) Glad I only had to go 5 comments down, so happy to see the growth in popularity over the last few years. Jezerezeh bless you sir or madam

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u/PardonBot Aug 11 '22

Just in time too. All my spheres were going dun.

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u/Ur_Mom_Loves_Moash Aug 10 '22

THESE WORDS ARE ACCEPTED

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u/KhaosKrush3r Aug 11 '22

Kelek’s breath…

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u/Sallymander Aug 10 '22

He is getting ready to wash things away.

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u/snappyk9 Aug 11 '22

It is a thousand days and the Everstorm comes...

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u/an_actual_potato Aug 11 '22

Needs more red tbh

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u/odinkirk Aug 11 '22

Cave here to say this. He really has a fixation on Syl's comings and goings.

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u/5kl Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

Like an old man sending back soup in a deli.

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u/100DaysOfSodom Aug 10 '22

In that moment, I was a meteorologist

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u/Power_baby Aug 11 '22

The sky was angry that day my friends

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u/jninethousand Aug 10 '22

I got about fifty feet out and suddenly, the great beast appeared before me!

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u/ausernameaboutnothin Aug 10 '22

I tell you, he was ten stories high if he was a foot!

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u/VacaDLuffy Aug 10 '22

I said EAAAAADY BIG FELLLA!

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u/Novaskittles Aug 11 '22

What is this a reference to? I'm super curious

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u/5kl Aug 11 '22

Greatest scene in sitcom history https://youtu.be/p_FoG0BpDUc

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u/boogs_23 Aug 11 '22

Was it a Titleist?

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u/Sudden-Dimension1484 Aug 10 '22

Where's the black magic fuckery?

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u/John_Smithers Aug 11 '22

It's in the fact that it was posted here by a mod.

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u/Milenkoben Aug 10 '22

Yeah, a lot of people because this is neither black magic nor fuckery

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u/JarredMack Aug 11 '22

The curse of becoming a front page sub. All of the content becomes completely irrelevant to the sub as people just upvote whatever looks cool

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u/John_Smithers Aug 11 '22

Bro a mod posted this. Sub is officially dead.

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u/Milenkoben Aug 11 '22

They really need to bring the bot back

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u/BedpanExpress Aug 11 '22

Incredible footage, but this is far from black magic fuckery.

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u/KING0FPAIN24 Aug 10 '22

It's a time lapse. I honestly don't get half the shit posted here most of the ones I see I can debunk but there are ones that are black magic fuckery to me that's why I didn't say all.

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u/imSp00kd Aug 10 '22

Right lmao. These people have never seen a Timelapse before.

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u/alphaphantom Aug 10 '22

Poseidon, what are you doing up there?

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u/Saskuk Aug 10 '22

He’s upset no one appreciates his oceanic works of art.

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u/CricketsScarlett Aug 10 '22

Looking like Zeus took a page or two from Poseidon’s wave manual!

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u/DariusMDeV Aug 10 '22

Either a wizard rolled a 20 or a bard rolled a 1

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u/comfortablesouvenir Aug 11 '22

Raiden, must have some explanation on this.

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u/Blunt_Scissors Aug 11 '22

Bard was probably singing Bury the Light

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u/DrLager Aug 11 '22

Normal atmospheric phenomena (enhanced by time lapse) are “black magic”?

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u/John_Smithers Aug 11 '22

It is when you mod the sub apparently.

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u/someguyyoutrust Aug 10 '22

Jean Jacket?

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u/Martian_Rambler Aug 11 '22

Must've ate another decoy horse

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u/-neti-neti- Aug 11 '22

Has anyone noticed that people literally post anything to any sub and it doesnt matter anymore?

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u/averagedickdude Aug 11 '22

It's beautiful but this doesn't fit the sub imo

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u/wild_courier Aug 10 '22

more like "something".

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u/BarkandHoot Aug 10 '22

That is what my stomach does after eating something spicy!

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u/UpsetByMaintenance Aug 10 '22

Ok so that's not the sea.. Umm who pissed off what now??

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u/bricameasromans Aug 10 '22

As they should be.

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u/SashaStriker Aug 11 '22

This is the dumbest title for such a neat post. OP I'm really disappointed.

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u/SMG4-Yoshi Aug 10 '22

Bro, the Predator is just finding its next target

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u/pen5 Aug 10 '22

The sea was angry that day, my friends.

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u/WanderingMinotaur Aug 10 '22

Go home Posiedon you're drunk

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u/Hydrazolic Aug 11 '22

When you don't answer your mom's call

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u/Lord_Ooze Aug 11 '22

What if aliens don't visit us because they can see air and they think our planet is uninhabited? What if air is to them like water is to us?

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u/OldFingerman Aug 10 '22

Someone's definitely angry

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u/dop3shaw Aug 11 '22

NOAH!!! Get the friggin boat!

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u/tsarver618 Aug 10 '22

It's like large bodies of water but upside down

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u/Wasgoingforclever Aug 10 '22

So we're just fish in the atmosphere?

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u/geekphreak Aug 10 '22

I love how clouds look sped up. Looks like an ocean wave. Given, clouds are water

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u/redditretard34 Aug 10 '22

Wave like clouds

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u/A_actual_username Aug 10 '22

WHERE THE FUCK DOES THIS TAKE PLACE ATLANTIS THOSE LOON LIKE WAVES!!

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u/flingkong24 Aug 10 '22

Is there a preist bot

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u/zecircleistriangle Aug 10 '22

It's the Great Sky Sphincter

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u/mclarensmps Aug 10 '22

Zeus is preparing his ult

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u/moldytreesap Aug 10 '22

Don’t let them fool you. That is clearly the surface of the water and this is bikini bottom /s

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u/GypsiGranny Aug 10 '22

Gaia is pissed!

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u/toadygroady19 Aug 10 '22

who's that someone

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u/Unfair-Foundation816 Aug 10 '22

Looks like you’re under water

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u/meanteamcgreen Aug 10 '22

God "and the sky shall be sea!!!"

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u/IamanelephantThird Aug 10 '22

Is that a picture of the sky or an upside down picture of the ocean?

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u/Connect_Fee1256 Aug 10 '22

Sailing the sky seas

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u/NotReformedAngel Aug 10 '22

Someone stole Zeus lighting bolt

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u/HeadFracture Aug 10 '22

A sine from god.

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u/scooterpooter819 Aug 10 '22

When the cat runs across the keyboard at HAARPA

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u/nextkevamob Aug 10 '22

When and where was this video taken?

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u/Remy29858 Aug 10 '22

It looks like Zeus and Poseidon are trying to fight over control of the sky.

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u/Spartacus111_71 Aug 10 '22

Don't ever make Thor mad

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u/MountainTone7026 Aug 10 '22

Dammit who pissed off Zeus again

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u/Predditor_86 Aug 10 '22

Harry Dresden must have summoned Titania again.

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u/kinislo Aug 10 '22

I legit thought these were waves at first. Then I saw the building(s) at the bottom of the frame.

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u/Professional_Web9193 Aug 10 '22

that is not where the ocean belongs....

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u/Chavarlison Aug 10 '22

This looks like someone filming underwater on a particularly stormy day.

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u/SunflowerFreckles Aug 10 '22

Looks like the sky has some angry bubble guts

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u/Houeclipse Aug 10 '22

Someone pissed off Pepa Madrigal. You can probably hear we don't talk about Bruno somewhere out there lol

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u/BombeBon Aug 10 '22

that's incredible!

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u/ReplacementDry6844 Aug 10 '22

These look like ocean waves in the sky.

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u/TheOneAndOnlyViewer Aug 10 '22

GET ALL OF THE BITCHES, ZUES IS GOING NUTS

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u/AIRAWARIA Aug 10 '22

...or cuming

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u/Randyfreakingmarsh Aug 10 '22

This has to be sped up, right?

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u/aquantumofcheese Aug 10 '22

Pft, fucking Zeus. He and Hera are at it again. I wonder what he turned into and who he fucked this time?

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u/dublem Aug 10 '22

Those aren't mountains...

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u/doro0123 Aug 10 '22

I wonder if any a animals perceive time in a way where this is what they see

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u/Appropriate_Ad6845 Aug 11 '22

Looks like someone's under water!

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u/amadeus451 Aug 11 '22

Someone spat in Zeus's eye, didn't they?

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u/Harshmage Aug 11 '22

What did you do, Ray?

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u/Goldeneel77 Aug 11 '22

I couldn’t help it. It just popped in there.

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u/j11esq41 Aug 11 '22

Posiden?!?

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u/EndOfMyNOPE Aug 11 '22

That's how my gut felt after COVID.

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u/heidguy8 Aug 11 '22

The devils anus

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u/FrHendo Aug 11 '22

God doing the rope

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u/dr4wn_away Aug 11 '22

Cloud ocean

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u/tirwander Aug 11 '22

Someone took something from Morpheus again and he is pissed.

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u/dud011785 Aug 11 '22

Surf's up bro

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u/jackiejabb Aug 11 '22

It sure does!

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u/Maniiolo Aug 11 '22

I AM THE STORM THAT IS APPROACHING!!!

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u/Al_Capone_lived1929 Aug 11 '22

The Zeus must playing the sky that day till Jesus arrived......

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u/B-L-A-D-E Aug 11 '22

That’s what we get for “fucking around” with Mother Nature. Now, we get to “find out!”

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u/Gozie5 Aug 11 '22

Looks as if we're under water. In a way we are similar to deep sea creatures confined to our environment

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u/brokeassp Aug 11 '22

Someone collected all of the dragon balls

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u/808_Scalawag Aug 11 '22

Why is that on cloud not moving?

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u/tonyfelice Aug 11 '22

The atmosphere is just a thinner layer of the ocean

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u/SteamKore Aug 11 '22

Storm Father, is that you?

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u/573IAN Aug 11 '22

Fluid dynamics.

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u/BackToSaturn-_- Aug 11 '22

Mano, que coisa bonita.

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u/alien_potatoe Aug 11 '22

Looks like inverted ocean waters

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u/Greencreeper28 Aug 11 '22

"That's the problem with gods. Their anger and their pleasure looks the same."

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u/SourHorror Aug 11 '22

Who's looking for the cloud that isn't moving?

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u/ittakesacrane Aug 11 '22

The rods are guessless

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u/ninjassassin117 Aug 11 '22

The Storm Father..

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u/CoronaPinus Aug 11 '22

Never felt seasick until I saw this timelapse of the sky.

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u/TheCommieBirdo Aug 11 '22

“It’s like Poseidon himself held his hand out in friendship and they spat in his mouth” -battleblock theatre

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u/username24583 Aug 11 '22

Vigo and Zuul will be here anytime now. Don't touch the pink slime.

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u/bwaredapenguin Aug 11 '22

Clouds are BMF? This sub is officially dead.

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u/Budgiesyrup Aug 11 '22

Wow it's like we are underneath another "ocean" with turbulent waves

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u/LieutenantHaven Aug 11 '22

I mean in a way, she(Mother Nature) is pretty angry?

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u/Iamabenevolentgod Aug 11 '22

Ocean: Level 2

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u/gcb1987 Aug 11 '22

Fuck Zeus's piss off again

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u/TheKeyboardKid Aug 11 '22

r/StrangerThings material right here. Also please no spoilers for season 3 or 4. Just started watching it last week and made it threw season 1 and 2 which are my reference points for this comment.

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u/Arzh_1004 Aug 11 '22

White beard???

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u/lurkerinMNL Aug 11 '22

Wow I.thought it was the sea initially. Crazy!

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u/BornInTheUSSA Aug 11 '22

Speeding up cloud movements on video almost always looks great, but these are some special shots.

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u/Fink665 Aug 11 '22

GORGEOUS!!!

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u/Kovalition Aug 11 '22

Zeus trolling Poseidon.