Anomalous ring cloud over Warwickshire, UK

Look at this! Look at this anomalous cloud ring in the sky of A mystery in the clouds Warwickshire, England.

Do you have any answers to this mysterious formation?

There was something decidedly unnatural about the cloud’s appearance – as if it were man-made.

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Taken over Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, UK, by James Tromans. Via cloudappreciationsociety.org.

This peculiar ring appeared in the clouds over Warwickshire, England on November 11, 2016. James Tromans, who photographed the formation, asked what might have caused it. And do ask myself too!

Could ‘mamma’ be involved?

The ring, more of a ‘U’ curve appeared to consist of regular lumps, or lobes, hanging down from the underside of a cloud layer.

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Mysterious ring cloud over UK in November 2016. by James Tromans. Via cloudappreciationsociety.org.

Sometimes, to the rear of a storm, lobes of cloud known as mammatus can be seen hanging from the underside of the canopy. There certainly is a general appearance of mamma in the cloud layer.

But how could these mamma cloud lobes have arranged themselves into this strange, regular curved formation? 

Man-made?

Might this cloud effect have been in some way caused by an aircraft? According to the ‘Cloud Appreciation Society’, yes.

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A zoom on this mysterious cloud, which became the Cloud Appreciation Society’s Cloud of the Month for November 2016. Image taken by James Tromans

The strang ring formation was caused: ‘by an aircraft, which happened to be flying just above the base of the cloud layer as it turned in a holding pattern above the nearby airport. The plane’s condensation trail was hidden within the cloud layer, but the lobes of cloud descending below it, caused by the turbulence from its wings, appeared extending below the layer.

This strange cloud has became the Cloud Appreciation Society’s Cloud of the Month for November. And you bet! It is rare and kind of unexplainable!

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