Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Lenticular “UFO” cloud over Mt. Fuji – softypapa

Lenticular clouds appear as the visible portion of standing waves which form above large obstructions (such as mountains) which stand in the way of streaming air currents. The clouds remain stationary despite the flow of air and then disappear when conditions such as wind, temperature and humidity are no longer favorable.

This is a time-lapse video shot from a position roughly 60 kilometers from the south-east base of Mt. Fuji. The original video was approximately four minutes in duration and sped-up to the current view time. Cloud formations such as the one shown here are seen periodically when prevailing winds and temperatures create suitable conditions. Though there was a strong high-elevation wind blowing across the top of the mountain from left to right in the screen the cloud kept a steady position as it slowly faded from view.

Welcome to the softypapa channel. My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have chosen to walk awhile with me. I’m available on Facebook and Google+ if you have questions or just want to chat and say hi. I can also be found at the JVLOG forum with other Japan-related content creators. All links are listed below. I look forward to meeting you on-line. Have a great day!

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“Japanese Falls” image included in this video is by the artist Lane Brown. See more of Mr. Brown’s work at the following URL:

Channel Theme Music “Song For Kurt” used with permission by Nowherians. Discover more about the artist and their music at the URL below. Be sure to check out their “Rome Pays Off” recordings.

Real Japan Monsters title screens by MULLY (aka Warmothstrat on YouTube)

Channel homepage image “Leaf” by photographer Moyan Brenn.
See more of Mr. Brenn’s photos on Flickr at the link below.

Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music
Sound Effects by http://audiomicro.com/sound-effects

Music by “Spizfire” used with permission via Creative Commons license:
Song title: “Doomsday in the Universe”


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