VIDEO: Breathtaking footage captures cloud inversion in the Grand Canyon

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A video shared by the Grand Canyon NPS on Twitter shows dramatic footage of clouds formulating within the canyon. (WPVI)

A video shared by the Grand Canyon NPS on Twitter shows clouds formulating within the canyon, creating a beautiful look for one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

The breathtaking phenomenon is called a full cloud inversion and takes place when cold air from below meets warm air from above.

The Department of Interior says that this rare meteorological event occurs only once every few years.

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