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Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. Lenticular clouds can be separated into altocumulus standing lenticularis (ACSL), stratocumulus standing lenticular (SCSL), and cirrocumulus standing lenticular (CCSL). Due to their shape, they have been offered as an explanation for some Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings. Although these are one of the rarest cloud…

Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. Lenticular clouds can be separated into altocumulus standing lenticularis (ACSL), stratocumulus standing lenticular (SCSL), and cirrocumulus standing lenticular (CCSL). Due to their shape, they have been offered as an explanation for some Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings. Although these are one of the rarest cloud…

#3. Lenticular cloud sunset over extinct volcano, Patagonia, Argentina  by David H. Collier/Getty Images

10 Rare Lenticular Clouds That Look Like UFO

#3. Lenticular cloud sunset over extinct volcano, Patagonia, Argentina by David H. Collier/Getty Images

Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds resemble waves breaking in the ocean. These clouds are formed between two layers of air with different densities and traveling at different speeds.

Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds resemble waves breaking in the ocean. These clouds are formed between two layers of air with different densities and traveling at different speeds.

March 13, 2013, this cloud appears over Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

March 13, 2013, this cloud appears over Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

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