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.
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.
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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