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    • Jonele Nash

      This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. When people see these, they think it's the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover. According to Wikipedia is also called fallstreak hole, hole punch cloud or canal cloud

    • Valinda Brock

      holepunch cloud formation

    • Patrick James

      Punch hole clouds are natural phenomena. Very interesting image and are often seen before thunderstorms

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