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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:

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

    *Happy weekend to you*
    ~Maria

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

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  3. So beautiful!

    Happy sky watching!

    Liz @ A Simple Life

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

    Sylvia

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  5. Beautiful whisper of a rainbow!

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

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

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

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  7. 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

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  8. That is so pretty!

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  9. OH! This is amazing! What a capture!!

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  10. Is that what they call a 'sundog'?

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  11. Beautiful -- wonderful catch!

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  12. Aren't these called sundogs?

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

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

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

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  16. 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.

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

    Lucy

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