posted on Feb, 24 2010 @ 02:21 PM
Originally posted by expat2368
reply to post by patmac
Well that could be an explanation for some of them, however the one over Moscow was most definitely in a "no fly" zone. I am in Moscow regularly
and I happen to know that no aircraft ever fly in the area where that cloud anomaly occurred.
It's my understanding that an airplane does NOT need to be involved to create a punch-hole cloud (in fact, the phenomenon had been described for many
years before the advent of flight). Can "oz weatherman" or "Essan" confirm this?
My understanding of the phenomenon is this: A portion of the atmosphere becomes more humid, and the center of the cloud condenses and drops out of the
cloud, forming the "hole" and the funnel shape in the center.
Perhaps a plane flying through a cloud could artificially condense the air and cause a hole to drop out of the cloud, but from what I know, it can
also occur naturally.
[edit on 2/24/2010 by Soylent Green Is People]