WEED (CBS13) – That’s no moon – or a space station, for that matter. A peculiar cloud caught on camera near Mount Shasta has people talking.
Last week, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest posted a photo that featured a large glowing orb set against the picturesque backdrop of Mt. Shasta.READ MORE: Teen Suspected Of DUI In Fatal Highway 99 Crash Overnight Identified As Alan Reyes, 19, Of Roseville 1 Dead After Triple Shooting In Stockton
As it turns out, the orb was what’s known as a lenticular cloud – a stationary weather phenomenon that develops on the downwind side of mountains. Mt. Shasta commonly sees lenticular clouds during the winter, officials say.
Several other residents also got a shot of the UFO-shaped cloud.MORE NEWS: Teen, 14, Crashes After Leading Police On Chase In Stockton
The photo taken by Shasta-McCloud Management Unit Fire Officer Paul Zerr has gotten thousands of likes and shares as of Tuesday.