Friday, February 17, 2017

Amazing Clouds Look Like Human Face

It was an impressive visual display over the skies of Hampton Roads on Wednesday evening.

An impressive cloud formation -- highlighted by the setting sun -- had many snapping photos and wondering just what exactly it is they were witnessing up in the air.

WVEC meteorologist Tim Pandajis says the formation known as a shelf cloud, and it came in as part of a cold front that moved in. Shelf cloud formations typically occur along the leading edge of cold air, in absence of thunderstorms.

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The timing of the day was perfect, too, allowing the clouds to be illuminated in red and orange hues as they rolled across Hampton Roads.

Don't worry, it's not a sign of something ominous; people seeing faces or things out of shapes is a rather common phenomenon called pareidolia.


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