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March 2013

Cloud of the Month for March 2013

March 2013

The Mother of all Lenticularis

This month’s cloud, spotted by Marc Puigdomenech over Tortosa, Catalonia, Spain, is a huge Altocumulus cloud of the species known as ‘lenticularis’. The name comes from the Latin for a lentil, but the other-worldly appearance makes it look more like a UFO from some distant galaxy. As Marc took the photograph at sunrise, most people were probably slumbering as it hovered overhead. Luckily for us, a cloudspotter was up early enough to capture the moment this particular mothership made an appearance over southern Spain.

Photograph © Marc Puigdomenech.

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    Ed. Green

    May 20, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    A spectacular cloud.I would love to see one myself.

  • Marcelo Degasperi

    June 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Impressive!I have no words….

  • Anna

    July 10, 2013 at 10:18 am


  • prithvi raj

    August 13, 2013 at 6:31 am


  • Anonymous

    November 19, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    breathtaking absolutely stunning

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