Astronaut David Saint-Jacques captured from ISS the cumulonimbus clouds over Paraguay, South America.

Credit: David Saint-Jacques, CSA

Cumulonimbus is a dense, towering vertical cloud, forming from water vapor carried by powerful upward air currents. If observed during a storm, these clouds may be referred to as thunderheads. Cumulonimbus can form alone, in clusters, or along cold front squall lines. These clouds are capable of producing lightning and other dangerous severe weather, such as tornadoes. The clouds can reach as high as 16,000m.

Reference: David Saint-Jacques’s Tweet
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