Baby in the Clouds Has Mzansi Marvelling at the Sky Over Swellendam

Baby in the Clouds Has Mzansi Marvelling at the Sky Over Swellendam

- People were seeing things in the clouds over Swellendam this weekend, most people had babies on their mind

- Nadia Zaayman shared an image of a fallstreak hole which many people believed looked like a baby

- Fallstreak holes are a rare weather phenomenon that creates a gap in the clouds allowing the sun to shine through

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Nadia Zaayman shared a pic of the cloud-covered sky over Swellendam. What made the post special was the strange cloud formation which showed the blue sky.

The shape that formed could have been anything but a lot of people swore that they saw a baby in the clouds.

The pic got almost 2 000 reactions and about 150 comments from social media users reacting to the strange cloud formation.

Baby in the clouds has Mzansi marvelling at the sky over Swellendam
Facebook users saw a lot of things in the clouds but most of them saw a baby. Photo credit: Nadia Zaayman
Source: Facebook


Mpumelelo Valencia Mokoena:

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"It's looks like a newborn baby. It's a sign that people will get pregnant in this cold weather "

Ayesha Absar:

"Gender reveal....Its a boy!!!! "

Mercia Wheeler:

"Am I the only one seeing the man that is walking up the mountain underneath the blue? He has his back turned looks like he is wearing a robe..."

Matlhodi Mopereo:

"That is magnificent I can see a face of a man, people walking up the mountain this is so amazing"

Fallstreak holes

This particular phenomenon is called a fallstreak hole which rarely occurs in nature. Fallstreak holes are also known as a cavum, hole punch cloud, punch hole cloud, skypunch, cloud canal or cloud hole.

Due to the rare nature of these events some people have mistaken them for UFOs in the past. Fallstreak holes form when the temperature in the clouds falls below freezing which creates ice crystals and causes water droplets to evaporate.

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Earlier, Briefly News Lasizwe was recently the victim of a very public and very embarrassing break-up. However, it seems the hard feelings are being set aside for now as Joburg enters winter.

Lasizwe took to social media to express that he was thinking about his ex and the weather made the feeling worse.

In other news, a 12-year-old girl from Rukala village, Busia county, has become a sensation after courageously rowing her pregnant mother across Lake Victoria to a hospital late in the night.

Virginia Aoko said her mother, Judith Anyango Akala, woke her up at 3 am on Tuesday, May 18 and the urgency in her voice prompted her to act fast.

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