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Thornton sees beautiful sunset, unusual cloud formations

Friday, January 6th, 2012 6:51am MST
A circular formation on the bottom of a cloud punctuates Thornton's sunset on Thursday, January 5, 2012. (ThorntonWeather.com)

A circular formation on the bottom of a cloud punctuates Thornton's sunset on Thursday, January 5, 2012. (ThorntonWeather.com)

The past week has brought some beautiful sunrises and sunsets to the Colorado Front Range.  The evening of Thursday, January 5, 2012 was no exception as Thornton was treated to an amazing display.

Wave clouds are formed by atmospheric ‘waves’ of wind flowing up and down mountains.  Here in Colorado we have had a pretty consistent wave cloud hovering over the Denver metro area this past week.

On Thursday evening, this cloud was present and lit up in shades of orange and red as the sun set behind the Rocky Mountains.  What made the beautiful scene amazing was an unusual circular formation in the bottom of the cloud.

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Below are images we took of the clouds at about 5:20pm yesterday.

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