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How Turkey was covered by a cloud in the shape of a saucer on Thursday

Lenticular clouds are not uncommon in vicinity of tall mountains. They look like a stack of pancakes or hockey pucks in the sky. Bursa, Turkey, is nestled in foothills around 8,343-foot Mount Uludag just to the south. Lenticular clouds are formed when air near the ground holds more moisture than air above it. They’re born from a stream of air forced up and then back down, so there’s a constant channel of air flowing through them. A similar photo from Weed, Calif., went viral in February 2020.