Florida: Spectacular Sunrise and Hole Punch Clouds
December 13, 2014 4 Comments
We had a spectacular sunrise here in Florida yesterday – the colors were amazing! The peak only lasted a few minutes. There were also “hole punch” clouds in the sky. They form when an airplane passes through a supercooled cloud layer. Since the cloud’s water droplets are chilled even more by passing over the wings, the droplets freeze into ice and fall out of the sky (thus leaving a hole if the plane punched through the cloud layer, or a trail/tunnel if it flew through it).