Strange rotating clouds looking like a galaxy engulf the sky of Chile

What are these strange rotating clouds, which passed by during over four hours in the sky of Curicó and Maule, Chile?

These impressive cloud formations are dense in the middle with a more effusive part rotating around like the arms of a spiral galaxy.

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A series of strange rotating clouds engulfed the sky of Chile on December 6, 2016. Via Twitter

According to Twitterer , these mysterious clouds passed by rotating above his hometown Curico, Chile during at least 4 hours. Others reported them over Maule as well.

If you look at the satellite image, you quite understand and see a long band of rounded clouds travelling from west to east (from ocean towards inland).

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This satellite map shows the series of strange galactical clouds that swept over Chile on December 6, 2016. Via Twitter

And did you observe the formation in the bottom left of the image?

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The dense center of the cloud with its rotating arms are clearly visible on this zoom pictures. A cloud like a rotating galaxy! via Twitter

That’s a really weird cloud! And when they pass in front of the sun, then its light allows us to catch the rotating effect.

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And there’s almost a solar halo… Is it also rotating? via Facebook

So to all cloud specialists, whow are they called?

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