Fox News personality Tucker Carlson was mocked online after being utterly confused and laughing like a child at a vagina-shaped cloud formation.
The cloud formed over Bursa, Turkey last week and at first was perceived to be just another in the long line of hoaxes and fake weather pictures that appear across social media.
Carlson giggled loudly while covering the unusual weather event, prompting many Twitter users to chastise him for his reaction.
You can hear what Carlson said and watch his reaction in the video below.
\u201cTucker: What is that exactly??! It\u2019s not normal no matter what they tell you!\u201d— Acyn (@Acyn) 1674525737
"You may have seen pictures of the very strangely shaped object that appeared in the skies over Turkey."
"What is that, exactly? It's not normal no matter what they tell you!" [giggles]
Many couldn't resist but mock Carlson's response to what meteorologists later confirmed was a lenticular cloud formation.
\u201cAre we living in an alternate universe? Tucker afraid of clouds now? \ud83e\udd26\u200d\u2640\ufe0f\ud83d\ude44\u201d— \ud835\udd44\ud835\udd56\ud835\udd5a\ud835\udd55\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd64 \ud835\udd40\ud835\udd67\ud835\udd6a \ud83c\udd5c\ud83c\udd5c\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83c\udf0a\ud83d\uddf3 (@\ud835\udd44\ud835\udd56\ud835\udd5a\ud835\udd55\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd64 \ud835\udd40\ud835\udd67\ud835\udd6a \ud83c\udd5c\ud83c\udd5c\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83c\udf0a\ud83d\uddf3) 1674594749
\u201cIt's god's vagina as she desperately is trying to signal that the future is female and it's time for women to take over.\u201d— \u2728\ufe0fWitchyWoman\u2728\ufe0f (@\u2728\ufe0fWitchyWoman\u2728\ufe0f) 1674547231
\u201cMy God these people make it waaayyyy too easy to make fun of them \ud83e\udd23\u201d— Eruri Shipping \ud83d\ude9b (@Eruri Shipping \ud83d\ude9b) 1674559679
\u201cGotta love his perpetual use of the anonymous "they" when it doesn't even make sense.\u201d— Gwendolyn Jae Stone \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f\ud83c\udfac (@Gwendolyn Jae Stone \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f\ud83c\udfac) 1674565438
\u201cI\u2019m enjoying this more than I should\u201d— \u062d\u0643\u064a\u0645 (@\u062d\u0643\u064a\u0645) 1674568289
\u201cMaybe God has a vagina, Tuck.\u201d— Elmo Mush \ud83d\udd95 (@Elmo Mush \ud83d\udd95) 1674576976
\u201cI actually believe stupid @TuckerCarlson has no idea what that is. #trash\u201d— Freak'n Einstein (@Freak'n Einstein) 1674541843
As it turns out, Fox News' own weather reporters confirmed the strangely shaped cloud was nothing more than a lenticular cloud.
Lenticular clouds form when the air is stable and winds blow across hills and mountains from the same or similar direction at different heights through the troposphere.
Fox News noted that as air "flows over mountain tops, the gentle lift provides just enough cooling for the air to reach saturation and form a cloud." And when air sinks again, "it becomes warmer and drier, leaving saturation and becoming invisible again."
The network's own coverage also mentioned that the air in lenticular clouds is constantly flowing though it might appear static to the naked eye. The network even provided a link to a previous report about lenticular cloud formations over Mount Rainier in Washington that dazzled hikers over Labor Day weekend.
In the past, lenticular clouds have been mistaken for unidentified aerial phenomena, as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) notes on its official website.