The Daily Mail and other sensational media sites are associating this hole in the clouds with a UFO but… it’s a hole in the clouds, unique but not mysterious. Will this type of media EVER just Google to find a reasonable answer? DON’T ANSWER. I’ll just get depressed.
At first glance, it looks like some kind of portal into another dimension – but it’s just a “hole punch cloud.”
A hole punch cloud is when moisture in a cloud is at a temperature that’s below freezing, but the moisture itself isn’t actually frozen.
The scientific term is “fallstreak hole.”
Weather experts say a domino effect with ice crystals punches a hole in a cloud – usually a cirrocumulus or altocumulus.
Just searching for “punch cloud” images gives you dozens of even weirder occurrences than this one. Many people, given the meteorological explanation, simply refuse to belief it can be so amazing but so simple and natural. Nature is weird. There is no excuse to grab eyeballs by speculating and promoting something otherworldly, like a portal or UFO path. That’s an insult to the lovely worldly stuff we have here. Enjoy.