Rainbow Cloud




My daughter excitedly pointed out this rainbow cloud on the way home from school on Tuesday. It was a brilliant sunny afternoon with just a few of these wispy cirrus clouds. Rainbow clouds are caused by the sun passing through tiny ice crystals within the cirrus clouds. It was quite vivid when first we saw it, but had faded some by the time I had the camera ready.

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Comments

Carol said…
Really pretty...I love wispy clouds...and that little flash of color is a great surprise...
TCKK said…
Nice. I love the barely there clouds.
Anonymous said…
I gotta give you credit, this is a nice photo for this SkyWatch.

What I shot
Mojo said…
Rainbow or no rainbow this was well worth getting the camera out for. Nice shot!
Dot O said…
Cool pic!!! Looks like the clouds were painted into the sky with a thin brush and a light touch! The rainbow is a bonus!
Babooshka said…
It looks like an artist has drawn a wisp feather over the sky
Sara G said…
Great great photo. Love the wispy look of the clouds and the little rainbow cloud!!
Take care
Baruch said…
Soft & wispy with the rainbow just in sight - how beautiful!

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