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A spectacular Lenticular...

A spectacular Lenticular...

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Apr 2019, 01:48
Quite beautiful, really.
Frank L Croston.: We get these quite often, something to do with the terrain I presume, and yes Ray, they are beautiful. Thanks Ray.
Wonderfully captured, Frank - They're always so beautiful!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Elizabeth, always nice to see them.
Magnifique ! On dirait une soucoupe volante.
Frank L Croston.: They do have that look, Martine, thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Apr 2019, 06:07
It's almost looking like a spaceship landing Frank. A very odd sight isn't it..
Frank L Croston.: It does give that effect Chris. They are not unusual around here, something to do with all the peaks I expect.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Apr 2019, 06:44
Its an alien spacecraft disguised as a cloud. It could be full of little people from a different planet .. Trumpites. It is spectacular.
Frank L Croston.: Too many of them around now...They wouldn't be allowed in anyway. They are spectacular, I love seeing them.
Wouah ..j'aime le titre ...
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Claudine.
I am not the only one seeing aliens it seems. Or is it Thunderbird 2?
Frank L Croston.: Its aliens Bill, they don't stop long after being taken to the leader....
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 17 Apr 2019, 07:48
Lenticular must have often been confused with flying saucers. Of course, flying sources look quite different.
Frank L Croston.: I thought that myself, of course, as you say the real thing does look different....
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 17 Apr 2019, 07:54
This is quite a stunning photo, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much Elisabeth.
OMG! How wonderful that you get to see these when in your mountainous regions. This one is indeed spectacular with what looks like several of them about to form.
Frank L Croston.: We get them regularly, sometimes in stacks.
Twerrific clouds, do they bring bad weather?
Frank L Croston.: Not usually Brian, they tend to form over the peaks here, they are spectacular.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Apr 2019, 16:05
It does have a 3D feeling about it. There are some fantastic skies about in your neck of the woods.
Frank L Croston.: We do get wonderful skies here Louis, thanks.
it's nice to see snow on the mountains Frank....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: We've still got some Peter.
That certainly is! Yes, lenticular's are formed by the, generally, prevailing wind hitting a series hills, they are continually forming and disappearing at the front and back edges, so they don't move with the wind like other clouds. The updrafts and downdrafts can be extremely severe - in fact one of them caused what was referred to as the Sheffield tornado many years ago, which did a lot of damage in the area of the city affected.
Frank L Croston.: Thats where they form here Tom. I hadn't heard of the Sheffield tornado before. Thanks for the info'...
Wow, what a formation!
Frank L Croston.: Always great to see them Martin.

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