Had to share these photos of the surreal clouds over Manhattan last night. They appeared after a crazy thunderstorm, just at sunset. I was chilling out, looked out my window, and noticed the light outside was a kind of scary yellow color. I thought, "Is there an end of the world storm on its way?" Nope, it was weirder: the sky was covered in little orangey-pink cotton balls.
Apparently they're called mammatocumulus, or "bumpy clouds" (oh really? I'd have never guessed...). I'm glad the folks at Gawker noticed them too--for a moment last night, I thought I'd entered some weird comic book world. (And no, these aren't out of focus--check out the tiny plane in the photo below...)