A Life to Live
Have you ever wondered how much a cloud weighs?
According to scientists, the weight of the average cumulus cloud is 1.1 million pounds!
Think about that for a moment. This means that at any given moment, there are millions of pounds of water floating above your head. That’s the equivalent of 100 elephants.
To start with, this weight isn’t all concentrated in one point, it’s obviously spread out over a huge space. Clouds are also made up of water droplets that are sometimes so tiny that gravity has hardly any effect on them. And because of condensation, clouds are actually buoyant.
Perhaps even more surprising is the fact that even though a cloud seems to float in air, both the air and the cloud have mass and weight. A cloud is actually less dense than dry air, so that keeps them floating yet it turns out they weigh a lot.
Are high in the air,
are halfway there.
Are way down low,
That is how
The cloud layers go.
Are thin. That’s all.