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  • Sandra Gibbons

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

A "Skypunch" in Switzerland. This rare phenomenon occurs when ice crystals form above the clouds and fall downward.

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