NY3703 : Lenticular Clouds

taken 11 years ago, near to Waterhead, Cumbria, England

Lenticular Clouds
Lenticular Clouds
Looking north over Waterhead and the Wateredge Inn. A lenticular cloud has formed over the summit of Scandale Fell.
"Lenticular clouds, technically known as altocumulus standing lenticularis, are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction.
Where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the downwind side. Lenticular clouds sometimes form at the crests of these waves."

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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 December, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 375 033 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:25.2771N 2:57.8279W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 375 030
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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