A space ship from another world?(watch video)
June 11, 2012
It looks like an apocalyptic scene from a Hollywood blockbuster.
Although it looks like an otherworldly spacecraft, these incredible pictures actually show a thunderstorm cloud known as a supercell.
The impressive UFO-shaped cloud – literally the eye of the storm – ominously hovered near Adrian, Michigan, on May 21.
‘What you are seeing here is a well-developed rotating supercell thunderstorm, and the condensation pattern at cloud base forms a ‘belt’ or ‘wall’ appearance as air is lifted and sucked into the swirling storm,’ Chris Walcek, a meteorologist at the State University of New York, Albany, told Discovery News.
Because they are relatively dry supercells also provide storm chasers and experts with great views of the power of mother nature – as footage captured of this storm testifies.