Hole Punch Cloud, Austria


hole punch cloud austria Picture of the Day: Hole Punch Cloud, Austria

The fascinating cloud formation seen above is known as a hole punch cloud or ‘fallstreak hole‘. The phenomenon occurs when part of a cloud’s water droplets freeze into ice crystals and fall below the cloud layer.

This particular hole punch cloud was spotted on August 17, 2008 about 20 km south of Linz, Austria.

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