This spectacular hole, which stretches for tens of thousands of kilometers, actually looks like a ship from another world passing through a deck.. Meteorologists are well aware of this phenomenon, which appears several times a year in photos of Internet users.
If Recognized him in him And classified Pit Since 2017, the event has been better known by other names: Sky Punch, Fallstream Hole, Hole Punch, And “trou de virga” in French. Remember what we call meteorology Virgins Rain that does not reach the ground because it evaporates when it lands. The Sky Punch Really one It has a circular shape, or clear line within the layer of clouds. Inside the hole, we could see fine cloudy whistles and the famous “Virgos”.
One Sky Punch Virgins in the video at its center. © Matthew Marley
Natural and artificial creation
This phenomenon is the result of two processes, one natural and the other artificial. When the hole is formed a The cloud passes during its ascent or descent: in this particular case, the hole is rounded. If the plane passes horizontally through the cloud, the shape of the hole will be in a straight line.
Many Sky Punch in New York. © NOAA
From Skypunches Sometimes observed in France
The Sky Punch Thin serocomulus clouds or slightly thicker aldocumulus and stratocumulus type clouds, forming in low and dense clouds. Depending on the type of cloud it forms, its altitude can vary from 1,500 to 10,000 meters.
Sky Punch captured by NASA satellites. © NASA
It can develop anywhere in the world, But the most beautiful photos of this event have so far come from Australia and the American continent (USA, Canada, Mexico). Some Skypunches In recent years photography has also taken place in Europe, France and the British Isles, without being as enjoyable as on other continents.