Twitter User Shares Images Of A Perfectly Spherical Cloud Floating Over Japan

You’ve never seen a cloud like this before

 

Now here’s something we definitely don’t see everyday! A Twitter user recently shared these stunning images of a cloud that had formed in a spherical shape.

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The images were shared by user @pmxpvrtmx and show one of the strangest natural phenomenon we’ve ever seen.

 

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The cloud was spotted floating above the town of Fujisawa, located in the Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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The Twitter user explained what happened, “When I looked out of the car window I saw a round ball-shaped cloud. I gazed at the cloud for a while then I rushed to take the photo. When I saw the cloud it was an even more spherical shape, so I regret not taking the photo more quickly.”

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Scientists say that this rare meteorological occurrence is classed as a “roll cloud”. Roll clouds are formed by bursts of cold air, often from sea breezes. The image below shows another example of a roll cloud.

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Regardless of the scientific explanation, this is a really crazy and beautiful sight and we’re glad that the user managed to capture and share the images for us all to see. It’d definitely be more fun to look up at the sky if we could see more amazing clouds like this one floating around!

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