Apocalyptic skies over southern Spain

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Apocalyptic skies over southern Spain

Apocalyptic skies over southern Spain

Just wanted to show you the amazing sunset scene here, last night and the DRAMATIC LENTICULAR CLOUD.

According to Wikipedia, lenticular clouds are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form in the troposphere, normally in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. Due to their shape, they have been offered as an explanation for some Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings.

In mountainous regions 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.  If the temperature at the crest of the wave drops to the dew point, moisture in the air may condense to form lenticular clouds.

What’s the most unusual skies or sunset you’ve ever seen?

Tell me all about it (or provide a link to a photo) in the comment section below.

 

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66 thoughts on “Apocalyptic skies over southern Spain

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  3. stunning photos – I remember about 6 years ago at about this time of uear when travelling between Salobrena and Motril when the entire sky looked as it was on fire as the sun dropped below cloud level before disappearing. Unfortunately I didnt have an iphone back then! Everyone was talking about it the next day.

  4. This is absolutely spectacular! Wow!
    Funny you should ask. Yesterday, while driving – sunrise – I missed an opportunity to capture some fabulous clouds that blanketed the sky. They looked like a series of dashes with blues and pinks between each dash. The sky was COVERED! I was so sad that I couldn’t find a spot to pull over before they eventually faded from my view. I was grateful that I saw it though.

  5. Wonderful of you to share this, the colors alone are stunning. The unusual cloud formation is an excellent capture, and something like it I’ve not seen. If making up cloud pictures, imaginations could run riot. To me, it looks like one of the gods has absentmindedly swirled a finger around in the clouds :)

  6. I am new to your blog and am really enjoy it. We live in Panama (US citizens) and are considering making a move to Costa del Sol. We have visited Nerja and think it is a wonderful area. I also enjoy your cost of living segments. I have done some similar blogs in my web site. Informationonpanama.com.

    • Hi Cindy

      I’m fortunate to have visited Panama (and the ship canal) on a cruise, several years ago :)

      The area to the east of Málaga (La Axarquía) is indeed a wonderful area. I feel most privileged to live here.

      Let me know if there is anything I can help you with, won’t you?

  7. Fabulous colours and shapes… wow! Thanks for sharing! The most beautiful sky I saw was a sunrise in the Pacific. I’d slept outside on the deck of the Catamaran with PF, as all the bunks were taken by the rest of the gang. I awoke with a start and opened my eyes to a vision that still give me goosebumps when I think of it: red, pink, yellow skies with the black outline of palm trees on Tetiaroa. I was amazed by the beauty and the uniqueness of that moment, and I’ve always thought of it as a reminder that the best, and priceless, things in life… are free.

    • ….and it’s such wonderful memories that stay with you for the rest of your life.

      No-one can take that away from you.

      Ever.

      Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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