Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fire Rainbow

"This is a fire rainbow. The rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. The picture was captured on the Idaho/Washington border. The event lasted about one hour. Clouds have to be cirrus, at least 20,000 feet in the air, with just the right amount of ice crystals and the Sun has to hit the clouds at precisely 58°F."

I thought this picture was amazing; to know that this phenomenon can only occur at specific elements. I guess that's true with a lot of naturally occurring things and events, but supposedly this is the rarest. I can see why.


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