by Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 26 June 2012

After looking at a picture of a sky punch or sun hole (apparently formed when ‘Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover’) by Terry Boswell on Facebook, I knew it couldn’t be the first time this ominous-looking phenomenon has been captured and preserved on the Internet. These pictures are evidence.