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Mayon Volcano With ‘Umbrella Clouds’ Has Gone Viral Online

Mayon Volcano With ‘Umbrella Clouds’ Has Gone Viral Online

Mayon Volcano is the most famous of the active volcanoes in the Philippines. It has the classic conical shape of a strato volcano. It erupts very frequently. Since 1616, Mayon has erupted 47 times.

Recently, a Facebook user named Noli Luna shared a majestic photo of Mayon Volcano under an “umbrella cloud”, and it went viral online.

Noli Luna captured the view of Mayon with her umbrella cloud on April 23 around 5:30 a.m. and later posted the photo on Facebook with the caption:

Daragang Magayon, wearing her white umbrella- 5:30 am 4/23/2019.

Posted by Noli Luna on Monday, April 22, 2019

“Daragang Magayon, wearing her white umbrella…”

Report says that the cloud formation that happened was called “lenticular cloud.”

According to Crystalinks, altocumulus standing lenticularis or simply put lenticular clouds, are lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes. It usually happens when a stable moist air goes over a mountain, and large-scale standing waves would build on the downwind side.


The photo now has over 32,000 reactions, 30,0000 shares and almost 2,000 comments.

The netizens could not help but be amazed by the captured moment. “Amazing Magayon! Watta nice shot kuya.”
“Amazing, it’s unusual cloud formation.”
“Grabe ang ganda..really amazing”
“so nice mayon volcano so beautiful!”
“amazing thing.”

Meanwhile, other users are worried because they speculated that the cloud formation could be a bad omen.

“And ganda. pero sana naman hindi ito pahiwatig ng hindi maganda o walang kakambal na delobyo,” commented by a Facebook user.


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