This Beautiful Timelapse of a Lenticular Cloud Over Mount Teide Will Mesmerize You

Lenticular clouds are clouds that look like flying saucers and form on the downside of mountains.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Sometimes you come across a video so beautiful you simply can not look away. Such is the case with this timelapse of a lenticular cloud over Mount Teide in the Canary Islands.

Posted by Bartosz Wojczyński, the clip captures the stunning meteorological event while transitioning from day to night. For those unfamiliar with what lenticular clouds are, they are lens-shaped clouds that normally develop on the downwind side of a mountain.

They are created by stable, moist air flowing over the mountain and at the same time producing a series of oscillating waves. These clouds do not move, they are stationary.

Lenticular clouds form mostly in the troposphere, largely in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. They often take the appearance of a lens or saucer giving them the impression that they may be UFOs

Rest assured however there is nothing alien about these clouds. Now that you know what they are, we hope you will enjoy this vivid and mesmerizing video of one of the best ones we have seen so far.

You will notice that the cloud's shape does not remain constant and instead transforms as time goes by. This adds to the event's beauty and makes the video even more entertaining to watch.

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