Two weeks ago, on April 23, Facebook user Noli Luna posted a rare sight of Mayon Volcano capped with white clouds following its perfect conical shape.
Noli captioned his photo, “Daragang Magayon, wearing her white umbrella. 5:30 a.m. 4/23/2019.” (Legend has it that the volcano grew from the burial grounds of star-crossed lovers Magayon and Pangaronon.)
The umbrella-shaped cloud is called a lenticular cloud. Often found near mountainous areas, lenticular clouds are formed when air moves over mountains and cools enough for condensation to take place.
Noli’s shot of Mayon Volcano continues to amaze netizens. It now has 32,000 reactions, 30,000 shares, and 1,600 comments.
Last year, a photo of Mayon Volcano spewing ashes also went viral. Taken by photojournalist Ciriaco Santiago III, the image shows thick gray clouds alluding to the legendary lovers.