Who punched the sky? Strange cloud formation leaves a hole that looks like a UFO over Somerset
Residents in Somerset were in for a surprise this morning, when they spotted what could easily be mistaken for a UFO in the sky.
The rare atmospheric phenomenon is a strange cloud formation, known as fallstreak, or hole-punch clouds.
Experts say the stunning clouds that look like a brushstrokes are caused by a rare - but rather ordinary - atmospheric occurrence.
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HOLE-PUNCH CLOUDS A fallstreak hole forms when part of the cloud layer forms ice crystals which are large enough to fall as a 'fallstreak'.
They form in clouds of supercooled water droplets - water below 0°C... read more
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