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Over New York City, on the 26th of June 2009, nature showed one of its most amazing spectacles of the sky, the Mammatus cloud. Looking like something straight out of a science fiction movie it hovered there for enough time for all resident New Yorkers to come out on to the street and watch this amazing sight. Have a look at these amazing pictures gathered from Flickr that showcase the evening. None of these are manipulated in any extreme way. In fact, some were actually taken using a mobile phone.
Mammatus, is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. The name "mammatus" is derived from the Latin mamma (udder), due to the clouds' characteristic shape.

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