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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rainbow Cloud

Rainbow clouds are also called sun dogs, and are made of tiny ice crystals, and if the cloud is at the right angle to the sun, the crystals will refract the sunlight (much like a prism) into the colors of the rainbow. So it's very similar to a regular rainbow when it's raining, only a little more rare.

19 comments:

Maria said...

sooooo very, very pretty!
How Glorious He makes things!

*Happy weekend to you*
~Maria

tw3 said...

Delicious image.
This sky has done its own editing :-)

Liz said...

So beautiful!

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a terrific capture! Love those soft colors! Happy SWF! Have a wonderful weekend, Sarah!

Sylvia

fredamans said...

Beautiful whisper of a rainbow!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/07/sky-friday.html

Kay L. Davies said...

Delightful photo. Congratulations on capturing a shot of the rainbow cloud.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Not only is it a rainbow, but it's dancing as well!

PLANETS HURTLING THROUGH THE SKY

Planets hurtling through the sky,
Can you tell me one thing: Why
Are you intent on fleeing
Far from human sight and seeing?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sky Over Zacatecas

Mama Zen said...

That is so pretty!

EG Wow said...

OH! This is amazing! What a capture!!

Tricia ♥Barn Charmer♥ said...

Is that what they call a 'sundog'?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful -- wonderful catch!

JoJo said...

Aren't these called sundogs?

DrillerAA09 said...

Love it.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot
happy SWF

Jidhu Jose Photography

My Skywatch

nancy said...

I've never seen such marvelous thing till I landed here.

Arija said...

That is a very beautiful sun-dog! We see then very seldom here. Great catch.

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty cloud, great sighting. Happy skywatching and have a great weekend!

Lynette said...

Fantastic! I saw one of these once, in Mississippi of all places, as I was driving west on I-20. It lasted for quite a few miles, way up high.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

I didn't know about such clouds. It is like a delicate sea creature. I like such 'empty' photos too.

Lucy