Majestic 'Hand of God' appears over Portugal skies, 2 years after similar image was spotted in space


The ‘Hand of God’ cloud formation over the skies of Madeira, Portugal as it appeared on Jan. 25, 2016.

The “Hand of God” is back.

On Monday, surreal clouds appeared over the skies of Portugal that resembled a giant “fist from Heaven” with a hand holding a fireball.

In January 2014, another version of the “Hand of God” appeared—not as cloud formations in the sky but as a celestial object in outer space.

The awe-inspiring cloud formation, caught in the reds and golds of Monday’s sunrise, was captured on film by weather blogger Rogerio Pacheco, 32, as it dominated the skyline across the island of Madeira, the Daily Mail reported.

He has since shared the photo online after posting it on his blog.

“As soon as I saw the sky, I was immediately intrigued and I just had to grab my camera to take photo,” Pacheco said.

Amazed viewers have dubbed the sight the “Hand of God.” Some likened the figure to a flaming fist of fury while others saw in it the iconic comet featured in the classic video game “Final Fantasy VII.”

The image joins other dramatic heavenly “signs” spotted this year in the United States and reported by WND.

The heavenly “signs” were the sunrise and sunset images in the sky resembling angels and crosses at locations ranging from Hawaii to Michigan and New York. Those images immediately went viral.

Two years ago, the “Hand of God” was also spotted by NASA’s space telescope. read more