after creating the image that would be used for my sky dome it was time to create the animated sky dome, David a member of our team found a tutorial on creating the sky dome, by following all of the instructions I was able to create a great looking realistic sky dome here is an image of how mine looks.
Juarez, Julio. (n/a). Animated Skydome. Available: http://juarez3d.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/tutorial_animated_skydome_v1-3.pdf. Last accessed 21/02/2014.