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Canterbury Arch, Asperitas or Asperatus Cloud?

An amazing sky taken off the deck of a rental home in Hanmer, NZ.


NASA wrote me and asked if they could use this photo as their Astronomy Picture of the Day. I naturally said YES!!!! Here's the link: They said they get about a million views a day... Posted Feb 27, 2013.


And then on April 17, 2016, they posted my photo again.


Now it seems that the name will be Asperitas, with an I !!!

See asperatus in wikipedia or


Another milestone -- 2000 Flickr favorites total on May 21, 2013

Another milestone -- 2500+ views and 100+ favorites on a single day!!! Aug 7, 2014

3,196 faves
Taken on March 1, 2005