cirrostratus cloud

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Noun1.cirrostratus cloud - a thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
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local time, a cirrostratus cloud formed and quickly expanded above us.
The halo (sometimes just called a circle or ring) is formed by cirrostratus clouds made of ice crystals, and these crystals reflect the light, making the halo visible.
Most are seen during fair weather and are wispy, but cirrostratus clouds can lead to rain and snowstorms.