I'm back in the Cedar Rapids, IA area on a Christmas visit. After meeting up with family and spending some time with them, I needed some "me" time so I went out for a drive in search for something interesting to shoot.
As I'm driving across the Cedar river I noticed this strange cloud formation and a bunch of birds flying in a weird pattern away from the cloud area. I had never seen anything like that before so I stopped to take a better look at this thing. I knew it was a cloud but in the back of my mind I could almost hear that Ancient Aliens dude with the funky hairdo saying "...is it possible that this could be a _____? "
It was slowly moving north when I also noticed a rainbow on the inside part of the circle. I was not able to capture the rainbow but I did capture images of it as it moved across the sky. A couple other cars stopped and were also staring at the sky. It was very surreal but yet very cool.
It eventually faded into the distance as it kept moving northward, without any incident other than startling onlookers like myself.
I'm still not entirely sure of what it was. Ginger Zee from ABC was telling me it's a "Punch Hole" cloud. I'm sure that's probably what it is, but what if... ;)
See you next time!