A good friend of mine sent me a link from her FaceBook page to mine with these stunning photos of Fire Rainbows.
‘Fire rainbows’ are a rare phenomenon that only occur when the Sun is higher than 58° above the horizon and its light passes through cirrus clouds made of ice crystals. At the right alignment, the ice crystals act as a prism, and refract the light to look like a rainbow. Photo by Livescience.
They are amazing!
Also there is a whole discussion about the type of clouds on the FaceBook site and some sort-of ugly comments of people to each other about the phenomenon. I’m just warning you, so if you read them you will understand they are not something I’m involved with…I just loved this rare and beautiful sky and wanted to share it with you. The Photo is by Livescience–as you see— and the photos are on the the Global Coherence Initiative. I have not really read or studied anything about the Global Coherence Initiative — I really just loved the photos and wanted to share them with you.