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UFO-Shaped Lenticular Cloud Spotted Near Mt. Shasta

WEED (CBS13) – That's no moon - or a space station, for that matter. A peculiar cloud caught on camera near Mount Shasta has people talking.

Last week, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest posted a photo that featured a large glowing orb set against the picturesque backdrop of Mt. Shasta.

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As it turns out, the orb was what's known as a lenticular cloud – a stationary weather phenomenon that develops on the downwind side of mountains. Mt. Shasta commonly sees lenticular clouds during the winter, officials say.

Sharing another stunning photo of the lenticular cloud near Mt. Shasta this morning. This one was taken by...

Posted by U.S. Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Several other residents also got a shot of the UFO-shaped cloud.

The photo taken by Shasta-McCloud Management Unit Fire Officer Paul Zerr has gotten thousands of likes and shares as of Tuesday.

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