There are many different kinds of clouds in the atmosphere. One of the major categories of clouds would be the “cirrus clouds”. Cirrus clouds are the high, thin, whispy clouds– they are often called “mare’s tails” because they sometimes look like the hair in a horse’s tail. Other times, they look more like feathers. These high, icy clouds never produce rain or snow, yet they are still important to weather and climate. Dr. Jon Schrage filed this report.
As promised, here is a video of cirrus clouds in motion.