malformalady:

On December 24, 2012, a strange double helix cloud was spotted just outside Moscow, Russia. A series of amateur photographs were submitted to a Russian site called netall.ru. While it is not entirely known what caused such a phenomenon, it is believed it may be a contrail. Contrails, short for “condensation trails” or vapor trails are long thin artificial clouds that sometimes form behind an aircraft.
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malformalady:

On December 24, 2012, a strange double helix cloud was spotted just outside Moscow, Russia. A series of amateur photographs were submitted to a Russian site called netall.ru. While it is not entirely known what caused such a phenomenon, it is believed it may be a contrail. Contrails, short for “condensation trails” or vapor trails are long thin artificial clouds that sometimes form behind an aircraft.

malformalady:

Fallstreak hole phenomenon or hole punch cloud over Novokosino, Moscow, Russia. Such holes can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds, they are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet causing the water droplets around the crystals to evaporate: this leaves a large, often circular, hole in the cloud.
Photo credit: Andrey Annenkov
 
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malformalady:

Fallstreak hole phenomenon or hole punch cloud over Novokosino, Moscow, Russia. Such holes can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds, they are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet causing the water droplets around the crystals to evaporate: this leaves a large, often circular, hole in the cloud.

Photo credit: Andrey Annenkov

 

malformalady:

Cloud iridescence above the Himalayas, Nepal — a phenomenon caused by light reflecting off tiny ice crystals inside the body of the cloud’s water vapor. Iridescent clouds are a diffraction phenomenon. Small water droplets/ice crystals in clouds individually scatter light. Large ice crystals produce halos, which are a refraction phenomena rather than iridescence. Cloud iridescence is the occurrence of colors in a cloud not dissimilar to those seen in oil films on puddles, and is similar to irisation.
Photo credit: Oleg Bartunov/Caters
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malformalady:

Cloud iridescence above the Himalayas, Nepal — a phenomenon caused by light reflecting off tiny ice crystals inside the body of the cloud’s water vapor. Iridescent clouds are a diffraction phenomenon. Small water droplets/ice crystals in clouds individually scatter light. Large ice crystals produce halos, which are a refraction phenomena rather than iridescence. Cloud iridescence is the occurrence of colors in a cloud not dissimilar to those seen in oil films on puddles, and is similar to irisation.

Photo credit: Oleg Bartunov/Caters

keepcalmandtraveltheworld:

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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malformalady:

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.

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malformalady:

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.

Preeeeeeeeeetty

I WANT TO TOUCH IT

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