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A rare phenomenon in Crete - why pilots avoid these clouds

by Erno » 12 Jan 2018, 12:26

A rare phenomenon in Crete - why pilots avoid these clouds - 12 January, 2018

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The particular cloud that looks like a UFO, Rethymnon, Crete


A unique moment at the Cretan sky immortalized with his camera, by Yiannis Ghikas.

These are lenticular clouds. Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis in Latin) are stationary clouds that form in the troposphere, typically in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. They are often comparable in appearance to a lens or saucer.

Pilots of aircraft tend to avoid these clouds because of the turbulence that accompanies them.

In Rethymnon, however, in the past we have seen them before, due to the southern winds that often blow there.

From: http://flashnews.gr/post/339031/ena-spa ... ta-synnefa


In the past, these clouds have also appeared south of Sfakia. Forum member Mike in those days had made a photo of them:

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Re: A rare phenomenon in Crete - why pilots avoid these clouds

by mike » 01 Feb 2018, 09:30

Last year the Mother Ship hovered over the mountains behind Sfakia for an hour or so:

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Re: A rare phenomenon in Crete - why pilots avoid these clouds

by Erno » 01 Feb 2018, 09:43

Wow! Thanks Mike, spectacular (tu)
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