The Fallstreak Hole


The older we become the more amazing things we get to see. We’ve stood in awe of waterfalls, mountains, and canyons. We’ve trembled before tornados, tsunamis, and volcanoes. With the accessibility of social media, it can feel like we’ve pretty much seen it all, and then God shows us something new and incredible. The rare phenomenon pictured above is called a Fallstreak Hole (from Easter Victoria, Australia).
A Fallstreak Hole only occurs under some specific conditions. First of all, it almost only occurs in certain cloud formations (cirrocumulus and altocumulus). Second, the water temperature in the clouds has to be below the freezing point but not yet frozen (known as “supercooling”). Third, ice crystals need to form within these conditions and then set off a chain reaction where all the other surrounding water partials start freezing and then falling. The end result is a hole in the clouds. In the picture above, when the sun hit the falling particles just right, it also produced a rainbow.
It’s only through God’s power that we have clouds at all, not to mention all of the other amazing things that come from clouds. Jeremiah 10:12-13 says, “It is He who made the earth by His power, who established the world by His wisdom; and by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens. When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, and brings out the wind from His storehouses.”
In His wisdom, God thought out, planned, and added special features into the creation so that we can stand in awe of His glory and power. He has built-in so many little wonders into the universe. There is no telling what other mysteries God has incorporated into the creation that we are yet to see. When we come across them, let’s give God the praise and honor He deserves!

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