Dramatic Lenticular Cloud Formation over Mt. Ciremai, Kuningan

Lenticular clouds also called Lenticularis in Latin are stationary clouds that form mostly in the troposphere. And typically in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. They are often comparable in appearance to a lens or saucer. Nacreous clouds that form in the lower stratosphere sometimes have lenticular shapes.

Dramatic Lenticular Cloud Formation over Mt. Ciremai, Kuningan
Dramatic Lenticular Cloud Formation over Mt. Ciremai, Kuningan

As air travels along the surface of the Earth, obstructions are often encountered. These include both natural features of the Earth, such as mountains or hills, and man-made structures, such as buildings and other structures. These disrupt the flow of air into eddies, or areas of turbulence influenced by these obstructions.

Lenticular Cloud Formation over Mt. Ciremai
Lenticular Cloud Formation over Mt. Ciremai

Lenticular clouds have been mistaken for UFOs (or visual cover for UFOs), particularly in the shape of a flying saucer, because these clouds have a characteristic lens appearance and smooth saucer-like shape; also, because lenticular clouds generally do not form over low-lying or flat terrain, many people may have never seen one before and don't know that they can exist. Bright colours (called iridescence) are sometimes seen along the edge of lenticular clouds.

Source : Wikipedia
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2 comments:

  1. pernah lihat saat pagi dua bulan lalu unik dan indah

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    1. Sudah bbrp kali nampak di Ciremai, biasanya pergantian musim

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