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Weird black ring appears in the sky over England

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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:03 PM
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Just found this video thru liveleak. I found the equivalent on YT, so embedded here:




A schoolgirl was stunned when when she looked into the sky to see this enormous unexplained black ring. Georgina Heap, 16, was playing tennis with mum Jo when she was stopped in her tracks by the fascinating sight. Gazing into the sky, the pair saw a clearly defined black circle which looked like a giant smoke ring. The ring remained there for around three minutes before disappearing completely. The spectacle, which took place near Leamington Spa on Friday evening, has stumped officials


Anyone knows what this is exactly ? It sure looks like a giant smoke ring. But what could cause it?

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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:05 PM
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It's a toroidal smoke cloud.

Can be caused by smoke coming out of a cylindrical container [gasoline in a garbage can, for example]. They actually tighten as they rise and can linger for quite a long time in calm conditions.


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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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Ahh, it was called "toroidal". Thanks for the help in clearing that one up


Googling images with that name turn up some awesome examples.

source


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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:17 PM
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It is also possible for volcanoes to produce ring-shaped vortices:



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:20 PM
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This is definitely someone putting too much fire lighter on their dome BBQ and taking the lid off fast!

Its actually quite amazing how long one lasts when its really smoky.



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:21 PM
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That is some incredible footage. I have seen it before. That's why i was a bit puzzled, since last time i checked, there were no volcano's in England


Thanks for your input



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:24 PM
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If that is the case, i think it got a bit overcooked



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:25 PM
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Draupnir



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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kloejen
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That is some incredible footage. I have seen it before. That's why i was a bit puzzled, since last time i checked, there were no volcano's in England


Thanks for your input


Yeah -- That's why I worded my post the way I did: i.e, "It is also possible for volcanoes to produce ring-shaped vortices".

That was not meant to be an explanation of the England ring, but merely to point out that these smoke rings can have relatively ordinary explanations -- whether it be from volcanoes or from explosive bursts that can occur within man-made chimneys.

I mean, one can imagine that if a volcano can create such a vortex that the same could be created by artificial means (whether on purpose or incidental to some industrial process).


EDIT TO ADD:

The below article gives a few other examples of artificially produced and natural ring vortices:
The Mystery behind Smoke Rings


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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:32 PM
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No volcanoes in Virginia either, but there is a "Volcano".




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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:47 PM
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We have made massive smoke rings in the past using gasoline and a round can. Nothing to see here but a neat smoke ring, move along.



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 12:54 PM
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draknoir2



Hey if I'm not mistaken, that's the Volcano at Kings Dominion in VA... my favorite roller coaster of all time!
And yes I've seen the rings.
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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 01:47 PM
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one has to wonder - who were the " stumped officials " ?



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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It's a ring of flying insects.

Seen them before and they've been spotted many times before. They usually appear above and around large trees.

When they swarm they form these shapes.

NOT smoke.



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 02:00 PM
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its those death eaters at it again
where is harry potter when you need him



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 02:16 PM
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Bone75

draknoir2



Hey if I'm not mistaken, that's the Volcano at Kings Dominion in VA... my favorite roller coaster of all time!
And yes I've seen the rings.
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Yep. The same rings that stumped the "UFO Researcher" in the news video, even though it belches one out at regular intervals and has a busy theme park built around it. :-))
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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 02:25 PM
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Actually there are quite a lot of volcanoes in the UK....especially up here in the lake district (Cumbria), in fact, Scafell is a super volcano like Yellowstone in the USA...

Ok, granted, they are all extinct now....still cool to think about though.



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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Ring maker




posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 02:53 PM
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I suppose its the official people that haven't read this thread yet



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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nerbot
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It's a ring of flying insects.

Seen them before and they've been spotted many times before. They usually appear above and around large trees.

When they swarm they form these shapes.

NOT smoke.



That's interesting, since i think i have witnessed this once. However, i cannot find anything relevant to this by googling. I admit i haven't tried that hard... yet. But maybe you or someone else know the name of the insects?




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