Stunning sight: A rare solar halo in the sky above Huangshan city, Anhui Province, in China. The effect is created when the sun shines through hexagonal crystals in high-altitude cirrus clouds

Hard to find the gold at the end of THIS rainbow: Rare solar halo dazzles in the sky above China

Stunning sight: A rare solar halo in the sky above Huangshan city, Anhui Province, in China. The effect is created when the sun shines through hexagonal crystals in high-altitude cirrus clouds

Fire rainbows are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. For a fire rainbow to occur, cirrus clouds must be 20,000 fe...

Fire rainbows are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. For a fire rainbow to occur, cirrus clouds must be feet in the air with the precise amount of ice crystals, and the sun must hit the clouds at 58 degrees. (a/k/a Sun Doggies)

Bird Photography Hover with Cirrus Clouds by susieloucks on Etsy #mike1242 #mikesemple2015 #ilikethis

Bird Photography Hover with Cirrus Clouds by susieloucks on Etsy - beautiful lines, great design elements.

https://photography-classes-workshops.blogspot.com/ #Photography Fire rainbows are not actually rainbows and have no connection with fires. The true name for this exquisitely beautiful optical effect is “circumhorizontal arc”. The phenomenon can only be viewed under certain precise conditions: the cirrus clouds that act as prisms must be at least 20,000 feet high and the sun must strike them when it is at an elevation of 58 to 68 degrees. Fire rainbows are never seen at locations situa...

Fire rainbows are not actually rainbows and have no connection with fires. The true name for this exquisitely beautiful optical effect is “circumhorizontal arc”. The phenomenon can only be viewed under certain precise conditions: the cirrus clouds that ac

Full classification: Cirrus uncinus	  Over Glen Coe, Highlands, Scotland.  © Frank Howie

Full classification: Cirrus uncinus Over Glen Coe, Highlands, Scotland.

A circumhorizontal arc is an ice-halo formed by the refraction of sun- or moonlight in plate-shaped ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere, typically in cirrus or cirrostratus clouds. As with all halos, it can be caused by the Sun as well as the Moon. The misleading term "fire rainbow" is sometimes used to describe this phenomenon, although it is neither a rainbow, nor related in any way to fire. More

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IT'S A SONIC RAIN BOOM! Circumhorizon Arc (aka Fire Rainbow) - an ice halo formed by ice crystals located in cirrus clouds. Light passes through the hexagonal crystals and if seen at the right angle forms a rainbow cloud.

Bird Photography, Hover with Cirrus Clouds, Heermann's Gull, Limited Edition Photography Bird Art Print, 11 x 14, Fine Art Photography on Etsy, $175.00

Heermann's Gull, Seagull, Limited Edition Photography Bird Art Print, Fine Art Photography Print, Hover with Cirrus Clouds

"Mammatus clouds are most often associated with the anvil cloud and severe thunderstorms. "

MAMMATUS clouds are most often associated with the anvil cloud & severe thunderstorms. They often extend from the base of a cumulonimbus but may also be found under altocumulus, altostratus, stratocumulus, & cirrus clouds as well as volcanic ash clouds^

Fire rainbows are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. For a fire rainbow to occur, cirrus clouds must be 20,000 feet in the air with the precise amount of ice crystals, and the sun must hit the clouds at 58 degrees. ~Poppet

Weird Fire Rainbows that Appear in the Sky, Have You Ever Seen Them?

Great photo of a Fire Rainbow. It forms when the sun is high, light passes through cirrus clouds with high ice crystal content forming the rainbow.

Cloud project using cotton balls || Including art in the classroom is always fun:)

Angela and her family enjoy learning about clouds and the weather cycle during this fun filled homeschool week!

Fire rainbow - a halo caused by the refraction of light through ice crystals in cirrus clouds

Fire rainbow - a halo caused by the refraction of light through ice crystals in cirrus clouds nature-s-beauty

Cirrus clouds are generally characterised by thin, wispy strands, giving them their name from the Latin word 'cirrus', which mean a ringlet or curling lock of hair. Cirrus clouds generally appear white or light grey in colour. They form when water vapour undergoes deposition at altitudes above 5,000m (16,500 ft) in temperate regions and above 6,100m (20,000 ft) in tropical regions. Picture: Science Photo Library / Rex Features

Weird Cloud Atlas: a collection of spectacular cloud formations

Cirrus clouds are generally characterised by thin, wispy strands, giving them their name from the Latin word 'cirrus', which mean a ringlet or curling lock of hair.

Vertebra cirrus clouds at Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Vertebra cirrus clouds at Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Looks like a centipede to me, oops/Gayla

a "fire rainbow" - ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds

a rare cloud phenomenon also called a circumhorizontal arc -- an ice halo formed by hexagonal, plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds

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