Lenticular cloud over Mount Fuji

Yes, I know this is an old picture, it’s an “Internet Classic”, but still, I love it. Look at the shadow, it looks like Mount Fuji is using an umbrella.


Found this picture at Onigiri Tumblr

This is a lenticular cloud, it’s a type of cloud that is formed only under really rare conditions. It seems that they can form on top of very tall mountains where the difference of temperatures between the top and the base is very high. The temperature difference creates a continuous and symmetrical (in all directions) air flow that facilitates the formation of the cloud with an elliptical form. This type of clouds are usually used for OVNI pictures.

More lenticular picturesin this web.

6 Comments
  • Jon

    April 22, 2008 at 9:18 am

    That is an awesome crazy picture. I love it.

  • Jon

    April 22, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Those other pictures are amazing. They almost look unreal. Some of them look like they would be the early formation of a tornado.

  • Neil Duckett

    April 22, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    MAD picture ….. fantastic!

  • Andras Csibi

    April 23, 2008 at 4:49 am

    Awesome. Looks like Fuji-san is making a HUGE pizza.

    OVNI = UFO by the way 😉

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  • baughbe

    April 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    it looks like a mushroom. :3