VIDEO: Lenticular 'UFO' Clouds. Weird Shape Cloud. It looks like Spaceship

Lenticular 'UFO' Clouds. Weird Shape Cloud. It looks like Spaceship
Chile Puerto Natales spectacular lenticular cloud at sunset by David Curtis

  • Altocumulus lenticularis is one of the more obviously 'bizarre' cloud types
  • Sometimes likened to UFOs, lenticular clouds are usually created by gravity waves. Bright colours (or irisation) are sometimes seen along the edge of lenticular clouds...
  • They tend to form over higher elevations, especially over mountains where conditions are just right to give it a U.F.O. appearance.
  • Sometimes during a sunrise or sunset, when the light hits the clouds just right these cloud formations can be mistaken for flying saucers
  • Lenticular comes from the Latin word meaning 'lens shaped'
  • So, how do they form? When air flows on the surface of the Earth and it has moisture, sometimes it comes in contact with objects such as mountains, bridges, or buildings. These objects can disrupt the flow of the air into eddies, like whirlpools

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