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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I have never heard of this in my life and I am a cloud hugger (?) Thanks for the spectacular photo and education!!!
Are they a local phenomenon ?
I took this 3 days ago. Nothing apocalyptic but beautiful : ) http://wp.me/a2dwKf-16t
No – not a local phenomenon, Kathryn – click the link through to Wikipaedia and you can find out all about lenticular clouds. It’s all to do with the wind whistling through the mountains 🙂
Your photo looks like a Monet painting 🙂
Thank you Marianne ! Your post was just great!
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Oh my! That is beyond stunning! Have never seen a sunset quite like that Marianne!
Nor me, Madhu!
Thanks, Mrs G 🙂
That is a really amazing formation Marianne – beautiful pictures!
Thanks Meg – it truly was a sight-for-sore-eyes 🙂
It looks like the sky can be touched once you reach the top of the mountain.
Stunning photos …. so very well captured. ~~~ : – )
Yes, it does 🙂 Thanks so much, Issy 🙂
Magnificent sunset, Marianne.! Those colours are just breathtaking.
Your lovely postcard from Porto, arrived this afternoon. Thank you so much, once again. xx
Glad the postcards are arriving, Sylvia – and thanks for letting me know 🙂
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.
I must have been awesome to have made such an impression 🙂
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.
I hate it when that happens. Glad you have it captured in your mind’s eye, at least 🙂
I’ve never seen anything like it before – that’s for sure!
Stunning – am missing the autumn sunsets in Spain so this was a lovely reminder!
They are pretty spectacular, as you know 🙂
Hope all is progressing well in the UK for you, Tanya.
Thanks Nicole 🙂
Very dramatic skies. The cloud reminds me of a mini-hurricane with the eye of the storm at the center.
It was certainly something I will never forget!
Thanks for your comment – much appreciated.
I’ve heard of these, how amazing to be able to capture it 🙂
I was very fortunate, Gilly 🙂
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 🙂
Yes – I see where you’re coming from 😉
I think this might have been a “once in a lifetime” capture, EllaDee.
These are “knock your eyes” out skies.” Beautiful shots.
Much appreciated, Yvonne.
It’s people taking the trouble to leave such wonderful comments that keep me rushing around, camera in hand 🙂
Thank you so much.
That is stunning!! Amazing capture, Marianne!
Hi Marianne! Congrats on the blog. I found it a couple of weeks ago and have been following ever since, it’s really good!
Absolutely stunning! Love the landscape almost as much as the sky. My most unusual sunset was a few years ago. It was completely red and brilliant. Here is the post about it.
Thanks Angelia 🙂
Your red sunset is amazing – talk about being in the right place at the right time – AND, like me, having a camera handy!
How bizarre yet beautiful! Aren’t you glad you had a camera at the ready?!
I am indeed, Tina. I’ll probably never witness anything like this, ever again.
So glad I was able to photograph it 🙂
Really quite beautiful, Marianne.
John, I’m so glad I always have my camera to hand – it was all gone within five minutes.
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.
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?
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That cloud looks like an UFO in vivid colors! What a wonderful scene to capture. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Yes, it does look like an UFO, doesn’t it?
It was such an honour to witness it – even for such a short time 🙂
And to shoot the pictures! 🙂
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Weird isn’t it? It looked like a great big upside-down “re-set” button in the sky!
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Such dramatic and wonderful skies captured… 🙂
Thanks Drake 🙂
That is a great sky, my favourite sunsets were in Croatia!
,,,,and it was all over in about five minutes!
I’ve never been to Croatia – hope to get there one day 🙂
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.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Now, that means a lot, knowing about the stunning photographs you take.
Thanks Michelle 🙂
Wow Marianne these are terrific shots. Great pictures. Wonderful memories of our views. Thanks. Pauline x
Missing you, Pauline. x
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