Science Photo Of The Week

In addition to having a pretty sweet name, "skypunches" are pretty crazy meteorological phenomena where ice crystals form at very high altitudes, above the cirro-cumulo-stratus cloud level, and then fall downward, punching a hole in the clouds and causing the crazy vortex-of-doom image shown below. via +MaheiFoliaki:

  

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"O Whisky! soul o' plays and pranks! Accept a bardie's gratfu' thanks! When wanting thee, what tuneless cranks Are my poor verses! Thou comes-they rattle in their ranks, At ither's a-s!" Robert Burns - "Scotch Drink" 1785

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