Lenticular Spectacular

Lenticular Spectacular


A chance sighting of these amazing clouds – the UFO clouds known as Lenticular. To give them their full name Alto cumulus lenticularis.

They form over hills and mountains, sometimes tall buildings. The cloud sits above the object and perpendicular to the wind, allowing eddies to form and cause a spin in the cloud formation giving the concentric lines and Spooky Mulder effect 😉

We had eaten alfresco during our mini heat wave and at around 9 pm in the evening of 23rd May 2017, I spotted a shape from my bay window, and new instantly what it was and I went for my camera. I took some pot shots from my first floor window standing on top of the bay roof. Our house overlooks the Walkley Bank and Stannington the start of the Rivelin Valley, the picture of the. I tried to keep the Chumps pub out of shot along with the dreaded telegraph wires, alas this was a near virtual impossibility. One of the images looking directly across the valley with houses and the sun reflecting in the windows – these clouds are Cirrus fibratus radiatus along with some lenticulars.

My blog binge continues…..thanks for taking the time to call by 🙂



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