Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fire Rainbow - Yukon, Canada

This is the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. Clouds have to be cirrus, at least 20,000 feet high, with just the right amount of ice crystals, THEN the sun has to hit the crystals at PRECISELY 58 degrees!

This event occurred on the Idaho/Washington border and lasted about 1 hour.


Josie said...

WOW that is amazing! and very pretty
cool i wish i could see that but it is very rare i guess

Erin said...

i think that that is a really cool picture because it looks like half a rainbow in the sky. it is also cool because it is sooo colorful so it makes it really intresting.

ConCav said...

Nice simile!

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