Beware Europe, winter is coming. Within the next days, first snowfalls will blanket the Swiss and Italian Alps. Meanwhile Turkey and Spain have experienced extreme early snow and severe hailstorms.

These changes in temperature and weather conditions are marked by new types of strange and rare cloud formations we observe in the sky around the world.

Is the sky trying to warn us about something or is it simply laughing at us? Well, in some places around Europe, some smiles in the sky have been captured on camera:

smile in the sky, inversed rainbow, Circumzenithal Arc, Halo and Sundog over Graben, Bavaria on  November 1, 2014. Photo: Dieter Kuespert
Circumzenithal Arc, Halo and Sundog over Graben, Bavaria on November 1, 2014. Photo: Dieter Kuespert

These reversed rainbows are mind-blowing, aren’t they?

Circumzenithal Arc, Circumzenithal Arc photo, inversed rainbow photo, Circumzenithal Arc over Sumirago (Varese), Italy on November 1, 2014. Photo: Paolo Bardelli ,
Circumzenithal Arc over Sumirago (Varese), Italy on November 1, 2014. Photo: Paolo Bardelli

In Ukraine however, the sky transformed into a raging ocean forming wild waves. These so-called Kevin-Helmholtz instabilities are also found in the ocean, Saturn’s bands, Jupiter’s Red Spot, and the sun’s corona.

Kelvin–Helmholtz Instability over Kharkiv, Ukraine. Photo:  Igor Kibalchich, kevin-helmholtz instability, kevin-helmholtz instability photo, kevin-helmholtz instability clouds, kevin-helmholtz instability cloud photo, pictures of kevin-helmholtz instability
Kelvin–Helmholtz Instability over Kharkiv, Ukraine. Photo: Igor Kibalchich

As in Victoria, yesterday afternoon, a colorful hole punch cloud was witnessed in Bagley, Wisconsin:

hole punch cloud, fallstreak hole, hole punch cloud photo, fallstreak hole photo, hole punch cloud picture, fallstreak hole picture, Cloud Punch Hole on November 1, 2014 over Bagley, Wi. Photo: Deanna
Cloud Punch Hole on November 1, 2014 over Bagley, Wi. Photo: Deanna

Let’s say it like this… The sky and our planet Earth are always talking to us and even sometimes warning us… End times, apocalypse?

rays and double clouds shadow, double cloud shadow, strange cloud formation, strange clouds, Are these rays and double cloud shadows photographed over Isa Town, Kingdom of Bahrain signs of apocalypse? Photo: Ali Majeed Al-Hajari
Are these rays and double cloud shadows photographed over Isa Town, Kingdom of Bahrain signs of apocalypse? Photo: Ali Majeed Al-Hajari

But, most of the time, we don’t care too much about these celestial signs.

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