Earlier this week, the Portuguese were stunned by a unique cloud formation over the island of Madeira.
The bright orange cloud looked as if it was a burning clenched fist. Many have dubbed it “the hand of God.”
The photo was taken over the Portuguese island of Madeira on the morning of Jan. 25 by a weather blogger named Rogerio Pacheco, says the Daily Mail.
Pacheco said he snapped the picture while driving to work.
“As soon as I saw the sky, I was immediately intrigued and I just had to grab my camera to take photo,” said Pacheco. “For me, the cloud looks like an outstretched hand with a fireball.”
To many, the cloud formation looks like a fiery hand reaching down from the sky, hence the photo’s robust title.
A meteorologist with the BBC says perfect lighting is the real force behind the mystical snapshot. Because the cloud was at a low altitude, the light and formation came in contact at the most opportune time.