Stomper takes amazing photos of airplane contrails -- using a point-and-shoot camera

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Stomper Kannan managed to capture the amazing sight of contrails produced by an overhead airplane with his point-and-shoot NikokP900 camera.

He shared his photos with Stomp taken from Woodlands in the evening on July 11 of an Air Asia plane.

Said the Stomper:

"When the skies are clear, there are chances of seeing contrails("condensation trails") which are line-shaped clouds said to be produced by aircraft engine exhaust leaving a straight mark in the sky. 

"They are also known as 'vapor trails' Sources reveal that "contrails 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 often exists at these high altitudes allows the formation of the trails.

"Impurities in the jet exhaust from the fuel, including sulfur compounds provide some of the particles that can serve as sites for water droplet growth in the exhaust and, if water droplets form, they might freeze to form ice particles that compose a contrail.

"It is believed that exhaust contrails usually form at high altitudes; usually above 8,000 m (26,000 ft) from the Earth's surface where the air temperature is below −36.5 °C (−34 °F). 

"I managed to zoom to the contrail left by the plane using the Nikon P900 camera. 

"Upon closer observation after the image was captured, I realised that the contrail was left by an Air Asia Plane, whereby the logo was clearly visible.

"Certainly I did not expect the airplane to be identified though have previously spotted various contrails in the past."

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