Virga: Rain that Evaporates before Reaching the Ground.


Photo Credit: Charles Jackson

UFO? No, that's a strange weather phenomenon called virga: rain that evaporates before reaching the ground.

Earth Science Picture of the Day has more info: http://jedi.hq.usra.edu/archive/epodviewer.php3?oid=47776


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Looks too much like a Fallstreak Hole if you want my opinion.
http://www.weeksgardens.com/gallery2/v/mendocino/CIMG2459.JPG.html
The Cloud Appreciation Society has lots more pictures of them, http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=16&pagenum=1
Virgas are a bit more "boring":
http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=31&pagenum=1
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