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Bill O
12-04-2009, 02:44 PM
The trans-Atlantic flights were doing a number on the cirrus clouds early this afternoon. While not perfect "hole punches" the cirrus clouds were parted in at least a half dozen locations from the passage of jets. Sorry about the photos, taken from my iPhone in some pretty harsh light.

The first photo shows three separate punches. The second image shows one long, continuous cut through the cirrus layer.

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3396/photo2jw.jpg

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4894/photo3do.jpg

redthorne
12-04-2009, 04:47 PM
I saw this a bit on a small scale up during my driving-around-workday in Suffield.

Change is in the air!

Bill O
12-04-2009, 06:00 PM
I saw this a bit on a small scale up during my driving-around-workday in Suffield.

Change is in the air!

Probably the same planes.

Charlie
12-04-2009, 08:13 PM
cool i never thought a plane was doing that ,i will have to keep an eye out for that
thanks Bill

Snow Miser
12-04-2009, 08:43 PM
Pretty cool. I would never think that planes could have that type of effect on the clouds. Thanks.

JimS
12-05-2009, 06:43 AM
Great catch on the neat phenomena Bill!!!