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Lenticular clouds, when they form over a mountain, are often called cap clouds — because they look like they’re forming a cap on the top of the mountain.
They are fairly rare in the context of the clouds that we usually see.
In fact, because they look so strange, some people have mistakenly reported them to the authorities as UFOs!
Lenticular clouds have been mistaken for UFOs (or “visual cover” for UFOs) because these clouds have a characteristic lens appearance and smooth saucer-like shape. Source
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Video Of Lenticular Clouds
Enjoy this amazing time-lapse video of lenticular clouds over Mount Rainier:
Want to see some more strange clouds?…
Noctilucent Cloud Footage
Check out this amazing cloud video — and informational song — about noctilucent clouds:
While scientists still are discovering more about noctilucent clouds, we already know one thing for sure — they’re awesome to look at!
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