Vertical Contrail

in teamgood •  4 months ago
When a jet aircraft flies high in the atmosphere, a cloud-like trail is often left behind that dissipates over time. Those phenomena are called contrails, short for "condensation trails." If the aircraft is flying towards the observer, the contrail can appear vertical in orientation, despite the fact that it is flying in a line that follows the contour of the Earth. Such is illustrated in the following photo; a minute or two after I snapped the shot, the jet passed directly overhead.


Contrails (short for "condensation trails") are line-shaped clouds produced by aircraft engine exhaust or changes in air pressure, typically at aircraft cruise altitudes several miles above the Earth's surface. Contrails are composed primarily of water, in the form of ice crystals. The combination of water vapor in aircraft engine exhaust and the low ambient temperatures that exist at high altitudes allows the formation of the trails. [1]

An increasingly common misconception being spread by conspiracy theorists is that all aircraft are spraying chemicals over the earth to control the minds of the common people or to satisfy other devious plans by evil overlords. Those folks refer to all contrails as "chemtrails" (short for "chemical trails"). If such exists and chemicals are actually being sprayed from aircraft, rest assured that it is from military aircraft and not those designed for passenger service. So, don't recoil in terror when American Airlines passes overhead, but rather when the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) does. I find it odd that the majority of those who believe in chemtrails seem quick to vote for the very politicians who promote military spending and the other increased budgetary concerns that the MIC demands.

But, I digress...

This post is about pretty clouds and a condensation trail (contrail) left behind by a passing passenger aircraft against a lovely sky. 💙

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   1 Wikipedia: Contrails


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howdy there thekittygirl! Is that an unusual visual effect that you took a photo of? because I don't think I've ever seen a contrail look like that but it seems like I should have! lol. I don't know.
It's very striking though the way it looks more like a rocket went straight up in the air, very nice photo indeed!

Hahah... Contrails as chemtrails..👍 when we were kids we use to say there is fire in the tail or it is a rocket not a plane...

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That's funny because Gerri and I always see the straight up and down ones here and wondered what the deal was. She was just talking about it a couple of days ago.

We have a guy here that believes all of the conspiracy theories, especially chemtrails and flat-earth. When he was first telling me about the mind controlling chemicals I said, "Good thing they can't get you, Jim."

He looked at me all funny and asked what I meant. I told him that his mind is too powerful for mind control and that he should use his powerful mind to put a stop to all of it instead of driving a dump truck in the bush and telling everyone else about the problems of the world.

That was three years ago and he's still driving the dump truck and telling us about how the earth is flat.