Morning Glory

The Morning Glory Cloud was described by the Lonely Planet guide as:“the next most spectacular thing to see in the sky after a full solar eclipse”.

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Morning Glory Clouds about to roll over Burketown. Photograph by Jordan Westerhuis.

It happens around September and October.

Burketown (Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia)  is the best place to view it.


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Multiple Morning Glory Clouds from the air. Photograph by Jordan Westerhuis.

Baddog Productions has just finished a documentary on the morning glory titled “Secrets of a Strange Cloud” which will be airing on SBS Television.

This video was filmed in 2009 when the East coast of Australia was hard hit by extraordinary duststorms. Whilst this was happening we were getting the most amazing Morning Glory Clouds in Burketown.

More information on the meteorology of the Morning Glory cloud.


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Morning Glory Cloud viewed at Savannah Lodge.


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Morning Glory Cloud from behind over Burketown.


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