Secrets of a strange cloud is the story of Professor Thomas Peacock and his visit to Burktown in the remote Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia to see the Morning Glory.
The Gulf is home to one of the world’s most extraordinary and spectacular meteorological phenomena, the Morning Glory Wave Cloud. Up to two kilometres high and a thousand kilometres long, the Glory is a shockwave in the atmosphere of immense proportions.
The video was broadcast on SBS in 2015 and also features John Spilsbury who is an instructor at the Soaring Club of Tasmania. John flew his motor glider all the way from Woodbury in the Central Midlands of Tasmania to Burktown in the Gulf of Carpentaria, a distance of about 3,500 kms just to see and ride this incredible wave cloud.
John features near the end of the video below and takes Professor Thomas Peacock along for a ride to see the Morning Glory.
Unfortunately, SBS has removed the full length video however a short video and John’s picture can be found on the documentary website.