Citizens of UAE were left puzzled after a mysterious hole appeared in the sky over the city of Al Ain this Sunday. A video of the incident shows a huge circle in the sky, and is currently being shared widely online. It was posted by on Twitter by Ibrahim Al Jarwan, who, according to the Daily Mail, is a meteorologist and astronomer. The hole was described by Twitter users, among other things, as a "whirlpool hole" and a "portal to another world".
Sharing the video, he wrote: "This rare and beautiful phenomenon was seen this morning in Al Ain City."
شوهدت هذه الظاهرة النادرة والجميلة صباح اليوم في مدينة العين— إبراهيم الجروان (@ibrahimaljarwan) March 17, 2019
تُسمى hole punch cloud
أو ظاهرة fallstreak hole pic.twitter.com/NbOd9zofNk
The video left many wondering whether the hole was a UFO, a portal to another world or a glitch in the matrix.
Matrix glitching? https://t.co/RuLLHRFirk— David Morrison (@MoMorry) March 19, 2019
Seems to be a round UFO in the clouds. Making its present felt. UFO resting in the clouds.— Chokidar AJAY CHAND MEHRA (@chandkingMe) March 18, 2019
Omg they are coming ????????????????????— Moe Luqman (@MoX11) March 18, 2019
However, as Daily Mail reports, the mystery of the hole in the sky was quickly cleared up by meteorologists. They explained that the phenomenon, known as a fallstreak hole, occurs when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing, but the water, in a supercooled state, has not frozen yet due to the lack of ice nucleation.
Fallstreak formations are super rare and can expand up to 50km, which is why they are often mistaken for UFOs.
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