What kind of cloud is next to that mountain?
This type of
cloud forms in air that passes over a mountain, rises up again,
and cools past the dew point -- so what
molecular water carried in the
air condenses into droplets.
The layered nature of
clouds may make them appear, to some, as large
In this case, the mountain pictured is
Mt. Hood located in
can only form when conditions are right -- for example this is first time
has seen a lenticular cloud at night near Mt. Hood.
The above image was taken in mid-March about two hours before dawn.
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