APOD: Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna (2019 Aug 19)

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APOD: Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna (2019 Aug 19)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:12 am

Image Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna

Explanation: What's happening above that volcano? Although Mount Etna is seen erupting, the clouds are not related to the eruption. They are lenticular clouds formed when moist air is forced upwards near a mountain or volcano. The surreal scene was captured by chance late last month when the astrophotographer went to Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sicily, Italy, to photograph the conjunction between the Moon and the star Aldebaran<a/>. The Moon appears in a bright <a href="ap130414.html">crescent phase, illuminating an edge of the lower lenticular cloud. Red hot lava flows on the right. Besides some breathtaking stills, a companion time-lapse video of the scene shows the lenticular clouds forming and wavering as stars trail far in the distance.

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Re: APOD: Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna (2019 Aug 19)

Post by Boomer12k » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:05 am

Ooooh... double lenticulars...awesome...

I have only seen a couple here...but thanks to APOD was able to recognized them...

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Re: APOD: Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna (2019 Aug 19)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:03 pm

Boomer12k wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:05 am
Ooooh... double lenticulars...awesome...

I have only seen a couple here...but thanks to APOD was able to recognized them...

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Yup; very nice photo! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna (2019 Aug 19)

Post by Fred the Cat » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:22 pm

While visiting Mammoth Lakes, I photographed the same crescent moon before heading off to visit Yosemite.
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A few days later the moon was setting over Mammoth mountain.
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Then it slipped over the top leaving a sliver between the trams.
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Re: APOD: Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna (2019 Aug 19)

Post by neufer » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:25 pm


orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:03 pm
Boomer12k wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:05 am

Ooooh... double lenticulars...awesome...

I have only seen a couple here...but thanks to APOD was able to recognized them...
Yup; very nice photo! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna (2019 Aug 19)

Post by E Fish » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:40 am

The EPOD today is also lenticular clouds. What an interesting coincidence. It's neat to see the same phenomenon looking so different.

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Re: APOD: Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna (2019 Aug 19)

Post by Ann » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:00 am

Fred the Cat wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:22 pm
While visiting Mammoth Lakes, I photographed the same crescent moon before heading off to visit Yosemite.
IMG_7574.JPG
A few days later the moon was setting over Mammoth mountain.
IMG_7971 (2).JPG
Then it slipped over the top leaving a sliver between the trams.
IMG_8006.JPG
Wow, Fred, your last picture looks like a flock of birds was settling on the sliver of the Moon!

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Re: APOD: Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna (2019 Aug 19)

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:24 pm

Ann wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:00 am
Fred the Cat wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:22 pm
While visiting Mammoth Lakes, I photographed the same crescent moon before heading off to visit Yosemite.
IMG_7574.JPG
A few days later the moon was setting over Mammoth mountain.
IMG_7971 (2).JPG
Then it slipped over the top leaving a sliver between the trams.
IMG_8006.JPG
Wow, Fred, your last picture looks like a flock of birds was settling on the sliver of the Moon!
Well, a flock of ski lift gondolas, anyway.
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