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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C
alien invasion

These really unusual clouds have been appearing over Dublin today

They’re not aliens, just in case you need to be told.

IF YOU’RE IN Dublin at the minute, you may be able to spot this:

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But, if you’re easily scared and think it’s some kind of alien invasion, then you probably need to calm down and talk to someone with a medical qualification, because it’s just a cloud.

The cloud is an altocumulous lenticularis, or a flying saucer cloud.

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They are formed when air flows collide with man made objects or mountains and could be seen from Tallaght to Glasnevin earlier today.

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So, while some of them look like UFOs, you’re probably safe for now. They mostly come at night, anyway. Mostly.

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