Aussies see rare cloud phenomenon

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Published: Tuesday 4th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A rare cloud phenomenon has appeared in the skies over Australia.

The formation, called a fallstreak hole, was caught on a smartphone camera by Leesa Willmott over Wonthaggi, near Melbourne.

Skygazers said the bizarre sight looked like a hole in the sky or perhaps an alien spacecraft.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Adam Conroy said fallstreak holes are gaps that appear in high clouds when a section of the cloud freezes.

The ice crystals are heavy so they fall out of the cloud, leaving a hole.

Published: Tuesday 4th November 2014 by The News Editor

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