Photo of the Day: UFO-shaped cloud hovers over Taiwan's tallest peak

Rare lenticular clouds at Yushancause online stir

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Photo provided by Yushan National Park

Photo provided by Yushan National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Yushan National Park posted a photo on its Facebook page showing lenticular clouds over Taiwan's tallest peak last Friday (April 26), causing a stir on the internet.

In the picture, the mesmerizing clouds bear resemblance to UFOs, making the scene unrealistically beautiful.

The Park said it is extremely rare to see lenticular clouds and that the picture was taken by a staff member on patrol in late April.

When the Northeast monsoon meets advection, the horizontal movement of air at the height of 3,000 meters, they create lenticular clouds, explained the Yushan Weather Station.