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Lenticular

Lenticular clouds form near the tops of mountains. Wind blows most types of clouds across the sky, but lenticular clouds look like they stay in one place.

As this photo on this page shows, lenticular clouds look like flying saucers.

Last modified November 30, 2007 by Becca Hatheway.

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