The classification of clouds into types was first proposed by Luke Howard in 1802 and we largely use the same system today. This splits clouds into three main types - stratus, cumulus and cirrus.
Go stargazing and discover the night sky at National Trust properties.
Birling Gap Perseids meteor shower in August by Les Hunt
Rottingdean under Milky Way by Sumitra Sribhashyam
Discover the National trust's top spots for stargazing in the South West