Lenticular Clouds Over the Olympic Range

August 07, 2017

Olympic Lenticular Cloud  (1)

Photographer: Joe LaCour 
Summary Authors: Joe LaCour; Jim Foster

Shown above are silhouetted lenticular clouds as observed just north of the Olympic Range in northwestern Washington. These orographic, lee wave clouds persisted, appearing nearly motionless for several hours. Earthshine can be seen on the waxing crescent Moon. Near the horizon, below and to the right of the Moon, the planet Venus can be seen. Photo taken on November 3, 2016.

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i; Focal Length: 25mm; Aperture: ƒ/4.0; Exposure Time: 0.050 s (1/20).