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…
When I was really little, I thought that Heaven was in the clouds, especially when I saw ones that were so majestic and high like these ones.......That was until I found myself in an airplane flying over them, discovering that I wasn't even close to fathoming or seeing what or where heaven is. It is unimaginable.
Flores Island, Azores, Portugal is one of the 18 Exotic Destinations for a Sexy Couple's Getaway - by Jamie Miles, More Magazine, 08.02.2013 | Flores is the western-most island in the Azores archipelago off the coast of Portugal. The island gets its name from the wild flowers (flores) that dot its landscape. What to do: Sail the Atlantic, tour the quaint villages, or hike to the island’s seven natural inland lakes and numerous waterfalls. | Photo: Flores island, Azores, Portugal
The stunning image below is of a rainbow cloud, captured above Mt Everest by Oleg Bartunov whilst on an expedition in the Himalayas, Nepal.The amazing rainbow effect is created when tiny ice crystals in the water vapour of the clouds reflect the sunlight.The sight is rare and has only been reported a few times previously.