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    "The Fireball" Alvord Desert, Oregon

    sublim-ature: “Saudi Arabia Saleh Almozini ”

    imalikshake: imalikshake: Sunset Lenticularity By David Cartier "The area between Kluane Lake and Haines Junction, Yukon, skirting the great cordillera of the Wrangell / St. Elias Mtn. range, is commonly productive of these stacked lenticular clouds … In late summer, as the sun begins to set around 11 PM, it’s beautiful to see these unique clouds, which are higher in altitude than their surrounding companions, catching the last peach colored rays of the sun."

    by the light of the silvery moon

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    Absolutely spectacular shot of lenticular clouds over the Sandwich islands. Also known as altocumulus standing lenticularis, these are stationary, lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes. They are included in the middle layer cloud family because the bases of the clouds are stationed between ~ 2,000 - 7,000 meters. These clouds form when moist air is forced to flow up around mountains and large hills. The water is super cooled and condensed from air below the dew point temperature....

    desert sky

    Sunset

    Parting of the clouds

    Reminds me of a shirt I had when I was little that said "It bearly rains in Oregon" with little bears falling like raindrops.

    Lenticular Clouds - These aerial masterpieces only occur when air strategically flows over a mountain and into bigger, more dense clouds.

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    The higher the clouds, the more chance of a tornado. Read an article on cumulous cloud formations, and I recall this from that article.

    Lenticular Clouds Over Washington. Tim Thompson

    very cool!!

    Desert moon

    Lenticular cloud

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    Lenticular clouds