— Meredith Frost (@MeredithFrost) November 3, 2014
Monday afternoon a strange and colorful cloud was spotted in the Gippsland area in south east Victoria, Australia. Passersby captured stunning images of the rainbow-colored cloud known by scientists as a Fallstreak Hole, or hole punch cloud. According to the Cloud Appreciation Society (whose existence is almost as stunning as the cloud itself,) the rare cloud formation occurs when part of a cloud of water droplets freezes into ice crystals, which can be brought on by an aircraft flying through it. The Fallstreak Hole was spotted in several parts of the Gippsland region including Wonthaagi and Western Port.
Several locals captured the stunning sight and posted their images to social media.
Woah! What is that? Just taken this photo in South Gippsland Sky! #sky #strange #southgippsland #australia #victoria A photo posted by @facesandstreetsofmelbourne on
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#Whatthefuckisthat #Fallstreak #clouds #westernport A photo posted by Matt Grogan (@mattygrogan) on
A photo posted by Carlie Gannon (@carlzgannon) on
How crazy is this cloud with a sideway’s rainbow! freaky A photo posted by C & M Motoring (@c_and_m_motoring) on
A photo posted by Angela (@angehoney) on
Wow!! Something freaky for Leongatha #stormpics #fallstreak #nofilter A photo posted by Michelle (@shell85v) on
Have you ever seen a cloud and a rainbow together? Check it out!