Photo: It’s a flying saucer! No, it’s a UFO cloud


ufocloudA cloud shaped like a UFO has been spotted over Xiamen city in China’s Fujian province.

Laura Young, who explains weather phenomena for London’s Metropolitan Police, tells the Daily Mail that it’s an¬†altocumulus lenticularis.

“They are normally formed over mountains,” Young says. “The air cools as it’s forced over the mountains, condensation takes place and it forms these lens-shaped clouds ¬†and they stack up on top of each other.”

They’re nickname? UFO clouds.

Altocumulus Standing Lenticular (ACSL) or Altocumulus Standing Lenticularis clouds are known to form over New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service. Near Roswell by any chance?

Picture courtesy of Imaginechina/REX