Lenticular cloud. Usually found on the leeward side of a mountain range. They contain winds of 50kt. Or more, and appear stationary as the wind blows through them.

Usually found on the leeward side of a mountain range. They contain winds of Or more, and appear stationary as the wind blows through them.

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Credit: Science Photo Library/Rex Features Lenticular cloud, Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The lens-shaped clouds form at high altitude and are usually formed when air passes over mountain tops

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Weird Cloud Atlas: a collection of spectacular cloud formations,lenticular cloud, Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USPicture: Science Photo Library / Rex Features

Absolutely spectacular shot of lenticular clouds over the Sandwich islands. Also known as altocumulus standing lenticularis, these are stationary, lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes. They are included in the middle layer cloud family because the bases of the clouds are stationed between ~ 2,000 - 7,000 meters. These clouds form when moist air is forced to flow up around mountains and large hills. The water is super cooled and condensed from air below the dew point temperature.

clouds in the sky above Grytviken, South Georgia island, at the cold edge of Southern Atlantic Ocean (off the eastern tip of South America, in the Sandwich Islands)

The cloud formations were snapped in the skies over Chile's Torres Del Paine National Park.  Known as lenticular clouds

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Over 2596 people liked this! These lenticular cloud formations were snapped in the skies over Chiles Torres Del Paine National Park clouds UFOs anyone?

Lenticular clouds shaped like the hand of God scare Portuguese town residents.

salahmah: “On Monday, the Portuguese were stunned by a terrifying cloud over the island of Madeira. The bright orange formation looked as if it was a burning clenched fist ”

Lenticular Clouds - These aerial masterpieces only occur when air strategically flows over a mountain and into bigger, more dense clouds.

Lenticular Clouds over Mount Fuji, Japan.- These aerial masterpieces only occur when air strategically flows over a mountain and into bigger, more dense clouds.

Lenticular clouds over the Klyuchevskaya Sopka

Lenticular Cloud over Klyuchevskaya Sopka Mountain, Russia by Denis Budkov. Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a stratovolcano, the highest active volcano of Eurasia. Its steep, symmetrical cone towers about 100 kilometres from the Bering Sea.

Lenticular Clouds, Mt. Rainier, Washington by Michael Brehman

Lenticular Clouds over Mt Rainier. Photo by Michael Brehman Tag your friends by earth.

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