Lenticular Cloud Over Sicily

September 05, 2006

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Provided and copyright by: Ignacio Ugarte
Summary authors & editors: Ignacio Ugarte, Jim Foster

The photo above showing a spectacular lenticular cloud was captured over Giardini Naxos, a seaside town on the beautiful island of Sicily (Italy). In the background is Mt. Etna (10,991 feet or 3,350 m), a humble spectator to the development of this completely isolated wave cloud. Such clouds are formed when relatively stable air is forced to rise over elevated terrain, and they can also form in the crests of standing gravity waves. Photo taken on May 9, 2006.

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