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Explanation: What could create a huge hole in the clouds? Such a hole, likely hundreds of meters across, was photographed last month from a driveway near Mobile, Alabama, USA. Very unusual to see, hole-punch clouds like this are still the topic of meteorological speculation. A leading hypothesis holds that the hole-punch cloud is caused by falling ice-crystals.
Meteorological experts believe the hole formed when ice-crystals from a passing plane fell through the cloud, causing the water droplets in it to evaporate.
Experts say the process involved is related to that of cloud seeding, which is used to make rain over crop fields.
Originally posted by pikypiky
Actually, I don't care if this is a 'hole punch cloud' or how these 'natural wonders' were formed. I am interested in finding out what are the wispy clouds located inside the middle of these 'sky circles'. These atmospheric beauties seem to come alive as 'Spanish Dancers' of the oceans. So I'll describe them as 'aerial nudibranchs' for now until the proper description for these lovely sights is discovered.
[edit on 2008-5-13 by pikypiky]
Originally posted by JPhish
well they certainly look weird . . . im not saying that a UFO caused them. Like everyones saying, it's a natural event. But you can't be 100% sure that this "natural event" is not caused by a ship of some kind which is invisible to the eye. I'd love to see a video of one of these cloud anomalies forming.