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In pictures: Rare lenticular clouds over West Yorkshire, UK

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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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Some stunning images of this wonderful phenomenon, taken today:

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I found the picture with the wind farm absolutely stunning. There is a touch of other-worldliness about these clouds; I would have loved to have been there!

Feel free to add your own images.




posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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HAARP at work, again...



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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reply to post by FidelityMusic
 


If that's what HAARP can do, I say bring it on.


(Not sure the people of Yorkshire would agree — what with a Mag 8+ quake in the pipeline later today...)



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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You were joking? (I sincerely hope so....)

If not, well.....nice photos, and certainly able to be researched as having been seen and recorded for many centuries....It's just occasionally time a very skilled (or even amateur) photographers happened to be able to capture them so stunningly, in order to share.

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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 01:54 PM
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My nan always used to say it's like "another world" when there are strange clouds in the sky.

Twice this month, I've seen clouds that look like loads of boobies all lined up in rows


These ones...



Linky

ETA: How funny
The first line in the Wikipedia article actually says, "Mammatus, also known as mammatocumulus (meaning "mammary cloud" or "breast cloud")". So it wasn't just my sick mind....
edit on 22-12-2011 by KatieVA because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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Reading the miniscule text at the bottom of the pictures, it appears they were taken in different locations by members of the general public. So it must be the sheer magnificence of the phenomenon itself that makes for such striking images.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Not sure why they are saying these are rare. They are quite frequent in the sky any day we can actually see the sky - which is not very many!!

They are most often found in mountainous areas so that is probably why we get them as we look out onto mountains all around.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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There they go....cloaking again! Sheez...don't they know we have blown their cover?


Have to admit the one over the wind farm was particularly beautiful though.

Rainbows with snowmen
Jane



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 11:32 PM
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No, not one bit. If you can find an honest scientific explanation for all the weird natural occurrences in our current time then by all means please show them to me especially something explaining this one. The only explanation I can give you is that this and other weird natural occurrences are due to weather manipulation by HAARP.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 11:55 PM
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There aren't any "weird" occurrences "in our time". Many reports of weather phenomena have been recorded for ages....it's just we live now in a world of FASTER communication (via the 'InterWebs') and in addition, this same technology provides for people to actually communicate in very different ways than ever before ("Blogs", for one example....online "Social Networking" for another).

The real tragedy, and waste, of the Internet's abilities is displayed by the fact that, instead of it being a wonderful tool and resource for more education, it is not having that effect.....it is, alternatively, being more of a conduit for some levels of mis-education, by virtue of terrible examples of misinformation that is plopped on to it, by an "Tom, Dick or Harry" (not gender-specific, either)!! AND, the awful, awfully wrong stuff never disappears!!



The only explanation I can give you is that this and other weird natural occurrences are due to weather manipulation by HAARP.


^ ^ ^ Example ^ ^ ^

HAARP can no more "manipulate" weather than I can by passing gas in the eye of a hurricane. AT least my analogy there has some (absurd) merit......but, HAARP does not affect the part of the Earth's atmosphere where weather is present, where it builds up, where it happens.

HAARP is also very attenuated, as its power is not all that great.......the energies it produces are spread way out, as they also go UP to affect the part of the Earth's "atmosphere" (in quotes for a reason).....in quotes because although technically considered a layer and level of our total atmosphere, HAARP is designed to affect the ionosphere!

There is no 'weather', as is commonly referred to.....the ionosphere doesn't even begin until somewhere around 80 kilometers above the Earth's surface!

Earth's weather activity is relegated to mostly the troposphere, with some rare excursions through the tropopause and into the lower regions of the stratosphere.


Now, it's perfectly understandable that many lay people simply don't have the details of the science of our atmosphere, and meteorology, contained in their minds' forward memory banks --- it is the sort of thing that, for most, was learned long ago in school, and if not used regularly, can be forgotten.

BUT....this is an example of how this wonderful tool called the "Internet" is not being properly utilized, in order to refresh memories of old information learned long ago, in order to dust it off.

However, circling back to all the BAD information that has been posted up to the Web, in all these years, leads to these misunderstandings....misunderstandings that occur when people read, but do not verify by credible means, the more outrageous claims....since they are usually incorrect, those claims.

Here, read some facts about HAARP here. That is only scratching the surface, it would require a college-level course or two to fully grasp all aspects of this science....that's why there are so many specialists in the world -- and why those who are educated in other fields, outside those areas of expertise, struggle to understand the details. It depends a lot on other background educations as well......



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 02:02 AM
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So anything you don't understand - or don't want to understand - is caused by the almighty god HAARP? That's a pretty ignorant stance to take, don't you think?

Anyway, as to 'lentils', they usually form to the lee of hills and we get to see quite a few here in Worcestershire, coming over the hills of South Wales. Though nothing as good as those ones from Yorkshire



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:14 AM
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Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for posting these. They look like ice bergs, same principle I suppose, or those rock formations in Arizona (I think)...wind sculpted. Lovely.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:17 AM
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Originally posted by KatieVA
My nan always used to say it's like "another world" when there are strange clouds in the sky.

Twice this month, I've seen clouds that look like loads of boobies all lined up in rows


These ones...



Linky

ETA: How funny
The first line in the Wikipedia article actually says, "Mammatus, also known as mammatocumulus (meaning "mammary cloud" or "breast cloud")". So it wasn't just my sick mind....


Haha...that's how I described them to my friend when I saw them about a month ago too (at sunrise they look particularly stunning, and boob-like picked out in salmon pinks and tangerine oranges).

I had no idea...but very aptly named.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:50 AM
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Originally posted by Omphale

Originally posted by KatieVA
My nan always used to say it's like "another world" when there are strange clouds in the sky.

Twice this month, I've seen clouds that look like loads of boobies all lined up in rows


These ones...



Linky

ETA: How funny
The first line in the Wikipedia article actually says, "Mammatus, also known as mammatocumulus (meaning "mammary cloud" or "breast cloud")". So it wasn't just my sick mind....


Haha...that's how I described them to my friend when I saw them about a month ago too (at sunrise they look particularly stunning, and boob-like picked out in salmon pinks and tangerine oranges).

I had no idea...but very aptly named.


"Picked out in salmon pinks and tangerine oranges" -


They look so weird don't they! I saw them once, just as a huge storm was picking up and I was genuinely worried the apocalypse was upon us.
It was thundering, the wind was howling, the sky was a weird orangey colour, like it was on fire...and there were rows and rows of boobies in the sky!

Not a bad way to go though, death by giant booby!



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:14 AM
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Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for posting these.

Thanks for that, Omphale. I was hoping others would feel uplifted by these scenes.



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They are quite frequent in the sky any day we can actually see the sky...

Holy Cow, man! What do you smoke?





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There they go....cloaking again!

ATS at its best.











posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:15 AM
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There is a little book in a shop I know, a very funny book in a base kind of way...in it there is a picture of a cloud that is very definately in the shape of a penis, quite anatomically accurate...so given the choice, I think death by 100,000 foot penis could have it's upsides too.

Watch the skies



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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edit on 23-12-2011 by FidelityMusic because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by PuterMan
reply to post by pause4thought
 


Not sure why they are saying these are rare. They are quite frequent in the sky any day we can actually see the sky - which is not very many!!

They are most often found in mountainous areas so that is probably why we get them as we look out onto mountains all around.


Well said PuterMan. I completely agree.

It's not that they are rare, it's because people (in general) don't look up much, and when they do they are surprised and sometimes shocked at what they see.

The same can be said for all kinds of atmospheric phenomena, from meteors to displays of arcs and halos. My partner and I spend time looking, and we have seen lots of things that might be considered "rare" by people that don't look. For example :- Lenticulars, mammatus, mini-tornadoes, sun dogs, circumzenthal arcs, 22 and 46 degree solar-halos, anti-crepuscular rays, green flashes, fireballs (meteors), fragmenting meteors/fireballs, and earth-grazing meteors. Many of these we have photographed on numerous occassions.

Here's an iridescent lenticular cloud I photographed last year here in the UK (midlands).
edit on 23-12-2011 by C.H.U.D. because: typo/clarification



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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You are, of course, both right. Only a few weeks ago I was mesmerised by an open sky that looked very much like this:





(...though the formation was somewhat higher and the undulations a little shallower). It's got me thinking I need to have a decent camera to hand more often.

If either of you have any more interesting images to share I'm sure they'd be appreciated.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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That's a very nice shot you posted of what appears to be an Undulatus asperatus formation - I'm still trying to learn all the names.

It's definately a good idea to keep a camera with you when you go out. I keep at least a few in the car boot or "trunk" as our friends on the other side of the pond say. At the moment, since there are two of us, we have 5 DSLRs, 4 tripods, lenses, and all the other accessories.

The only drawback with DSLRs is that by the time you have found somewhere to pull over and then set them up, what ever you were trying to photograph has usually gone, so we now carry a "point n shoot" on top of that for all those occasions.

Since you asked so nicely, here are a few more photographs I took over the last 6 or so months. I've tried to pick some of the more unusual formations/better displays.

Another iridescent lenticular.



Partially lit/obscured irridescent lentic.



Here's just a "plain" lentic.



One of the brightest sun dog displays I've ever observed.



Taken from the same location and during the same display as the photograph above, but slightly earlier on, here are some patrial sun dog/halo fragments.



Not a rainbow, but an unusually bright circumzenithal arc display.



Cloud shadow "finger" pointing to a circumzenithal arc towards the top of the photograph.


Mini green flash and sunspots.


"zoomed in" mini green flash.


Another iridescent lenticular that looks like it has a gouge in it.


Ghostly iridescent lenticular formation and a section of contrail.


Anti-crepuscular rays.


Partially obscured sun dog.





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