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Altocumulus castelanus clouds are also known as jellyfish clouds due to their jellyfish-like appearance. These formed around 17,000 ft due to when the rush of moist air comes from the Gulf Stream and gets trapped between layers of dry air. The top of the cloud rises into a jellyfish shape and long tentacles known as “trailing virga” form from rain drops that have evaporated.

According to the Sapporo Meteorological Observatory, these rare low-altitude stratocumulus clouds were rolled into long, distinctive ribbons after becoming trapped in air currents.

This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude Ciro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover.

"Mammatus clouds are most often associated with the anvil cloud and severe thunderstorms. They often extend from the base of a cumulonimbus, but may also be found under altocumulus, altostratus, stratocumulus, and cirrus clouds, as well as volcanic ash clouds. When occurring in cumulonimbus, mammatus are often indicative of a particularly strong storm or perhaps even a tornadic storm."