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Confusing Meteorite Shaped Cloud Spotted Over Beijing

08/03/2016 13:27 GMT | Updated 08/03/2016 15:59 GMT

At first glance it may seem as though a meteor is about to hit us, but fear not, it's just a cloud!

Images of a strangely shaped cloud that resembles a meteorite hurtling through the sky have been captured over Beijing.

meteorite cloud

Taken at sunset this mysterious cloud isn't the first cloud phenomena to confuse people, late last year people were mesmerised by 'UFO' shaped clouds hovering over Cape Town in South Africa.

Meteorite shaped cloud

Unsure as to what specific cloud this is, we will leave it up to you to decide with this very informative cloud guide.

Met Office guide to cloud types and pronunciations

Source: metoffice.gov.uk