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MONTESSORI ASTRONOMY : Types of Clouds - Altostratus


 Altitude: 2,000-5,000 m
Abbreviation: As
Thin sheets of clouds that allows
the sun to shine through them.

 Altostratus clouds look like a gray sheet
covering the whole sky, while the sun shines
through them. They are usually formed by a mass
of air that is lifted and then condensed as the
temperature cools. They are made of ice crystals,
and can cause ice formations on airplanes
that fly through them. 

 Alto: (Latin) High
Stratus: (Latin) Layer 

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