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Strange Cloud Formation

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posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 12:16 PM
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so there is actually cloud there but i just cant see it? Sorry im just not familiar with clouds, bear with me.




posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by halobaby
reply to post by OzWeatherman
 


so there is actually cloud there but i just cant see it? Sorry im just not familiar with clouds, bear with me.


Thats ok

Yes, that is right. The top of the cumulonimbus (technical name we use for thunderstorm clouds) is causing the shadow, which is obscuring yout view of the cloud behind it



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 12:27 PM
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oh okay i gotcha now. Thank you for figuring this out and explaining it!



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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Ok, about a year ago, my son went out to feed the dogs. It was already dark and my house is elevated.
I heard my son screaming wow. He came running in telling us that he saw something "falling" through the clouds. We went on the stoep to see.
The clouds were very far off and covered the sky. To our left there was a clear cut through them, and a very big one if you take the distance of the clouds. So maybe something went through the clouds before you saw it.



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 12:41 PM
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something that large? Someone would have had to have seen it. Or it could have been cloaked. Either way It was just really cool to see something like that.



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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Thats a different phenomena to this one. Usually that results when a plane flies through a uniform cloud layer leaving a sort of trail through the cloud



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 01:53 PM
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No airoplane dives at a near 30 degree angle through the clouds. It was a dark object that went through, no lights! I've never even seen an airoplane using that area as a flightpath.



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by madleo
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No airoplane dives at a near 30 degree angle through the clouds. It was a dark object that went through, no lights! I've never even seen an airoplane using that area as a flightpath.


Errrr...whatever.....I was merely explaining what caused it. If you think it was a UFO then thats fine, Im not arguing about that with you because we are already off topic



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 02:01 PM
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You have to remember that the clouds move very fast, and if something moved through them it would push the clouds away faster. I am no expert. I just know what we saw after my sun saw the object go through it. The gap grew in size very quickly.



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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It could have been space junk for all I know and yes it could have been something more interesting. I was just stating that it was not an aircraft. We do not have spy plains or even proper fighter planes in this country. The airport is about 15km away from us, so I see airoplanes every day. That is why I said there's no flightpath. I was just explaining what could have made the cut through the clouds.



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 02:18 PM
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Lol, I wish there was an edit button! I meant my son not sun and I meant planes not plains! Sorry, it's crap typing on the cellphone!



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 02:23 PM
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thats interesting. Im going to research it further tonight when i get a chance. is this what they call the hole punch theory? When i type it in on google i get a bunch of holes in the clouds pictures.



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by halobaby
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thats interesting. Im going to research it further tonight when i get a chance. is this what they call the hole punch theory? When i type it in on google i get a bunch of holes in the clouds pictures.


Sort of

There are two kinds of hole punch clouds

1. Occurs when an aircraft passes through a layer of cloud, or travels at the same level as a cloud layer, causing the cloud to disperse, creating a kind of track through it

2. Occurs when cirrus cloud falls as virga (precipitation not reaching the ground) through a lower cloud layer of either cirrocumulus or altostratus or altocumulus, creating a hole like effect.

In the second kind, you can actually see the cirrus falling through it, in the middle of the hole....hope my cloud terminology hasnt confused you, lol



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