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Originally posted by coastlinekid
reply to post by elg3cko
right at 40 sec the cloud changes and the audio changes too...
This is a phenomenon that appears to be present ONLY around developing storm cells..
From what i've been able to dig up, my best guess is that this phenomenon is caused by Pileus clouds that forms on top of cumulus or cumulonimbus clouds. The Pileus clouds that are made of tiny ice particles, refracts light really well. They are so small that they arrange with the magnetic fields of the thunder cloud. What then makes them change shape rapidly is due to the magnetic fields changing when a lightning discharges within the cloud.
its actually a very rare occuring phenomena where there are thick clouds amongst the presence of very light clouds, and this contrast when moving causes the suns rays to concentrate and form a beam like look. thats the reason it changes direction all of a sudden, because the gasses get thicker in different locations....