A doctored photo of Mt. Fuji tweeted by @earthposts Wednesday, Nov. 6. They wrote, "Mount Fuji lenticular clouds. pic.twitter.com/F7OQEZEi00."
The Twitterverse lit up Wednesday, Nov. 6, when @EarthPosts tweeted this incredible photo of rings of lenticular clouds crowning Japan's Mt. Fuji. EarthPosts has more than 200,000 followers, and the image was retweeted over and over again, sometimes with an additional, "Wow!"
The only problem? As a number of observers pointed out, the photo was a known fake.
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The original photo appeared over a year ago, posted to the FanPop.com website.
Months later, in March 2013, a blogger for the News & Observer featured both the original and doctored images and wondered why on Earth people feel the urge to doctor an already amazing image.
The News & Observer explained that lenticular clouds form when air is moving over a rise in land elevation, such as a mountain. The cloud in the original image was resized and stacked upon itself to create the crown-like formation shown in the edited picture.
In keeping with the old adage: If that weather photo seems too good to be true, alas, it quite possibly is.
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