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Mysterious Perfectly Spherical Cloud Captured In Japan
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Mysterious Perfectly Spherical Cloud Captured In Japan

If you’ve been reading Bored Panda for a long time, you had probably already seen all kind of amazing cloud formations or clouds shaped like dragons, dogs and dinosaurs. However, this time twitter user @pmxpvrtmx (Poppy) has captured a perfectly spherical one floating above houses in Fujisawa, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

“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,” – she wrote on twitter.

Some climate experts commented that this cloud probably falls under a “roll cloud” category. It “forms under wind created from a ‘mountain wave’ (or airstreams going over mountains) on a windy day”. According to Wikipedia “roll clouds are formed by outflows of cold air from sea breezes or cold fronts.”

h/t: RocketNews24

Image credits: pmxpvrtmx

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The thing about Mother Nature is that she really doesn't care how rich or poor, how mean or nice. She puts her show on for all of mankind, and on rare occasions, some are lucky enough to witness her show in person

Gee Male
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've read your comments here. You have a nice way of looking at life. And you are unique and rare - don't ever quit making people smile. Some people here are mean, but you have fans here too.

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