Lenticular cloud over Mount Fuji

Por kirai el 22 de April de 2008 en Various

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.


  1. That is an awesome crazy picture. I love it.

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

  3. MAD picture ….. fantastic!

  4. Gravatar de Andras Csibi
    Andras Csibi
    23 April, 2008

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

    OVNI = UFO by the way ;-)

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  6. Gravatar de baughbe
    05 April, 2012

    it looks like a mushroom. :3

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