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Did you see the hole in the clouds on Saturday?

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

Sandy Driscoll of Silver Lake was heading to the Women’s March in Downtown L.A. on Saturday when she noticed a strange sight in the sky:  a large hole in the clouds.  What was it? Driscoll found out a few hours later watching the weather segment on KNBC. What Driscoll and many others saw Saturday afternoon is called a fallstreak hole or punch hole cloud.

The Cloud Appreciation Society explains this phenomenon, which is widely believed to be triggered by an aircraft flying through the clouds, causing water droplets to freeze into ice crystals.  Thanks to Driscoll for sending in the photos.

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

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3 comments

  1. Fascinating, Sandy! Thank you for looking up.

    • My pleasure, Martha! And I wouldn’t have been able to look up and get the shot if I hadn’t been taking Uber to DTLA
      with my camera at the ready! (I know you understand that………there’s always something interesting to photograph!)

  2. Yes! Fascinating and gorgeous.

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