circumhorizontal arcs photographed by (click pic) david england, andy cripe, del zane, todd sackmann and brandon rios. this atmospheric phenomenon, otherwise known as a fire rainbow, is created when light from a sun that is at least 58 degrees above the horizon passes through the hexagonal ice crystals that form cirrus clouds which, because of quick cloud formation, have become horizontally aligned. (see also: previous cloud posts)
I can’t get over the clouds in this city when the weather is cranky. They are the most beautiful I have ever seen.
☁️ Let’s go cloud watching ☁️
Lunar Moon Rise | by: [Captain Kimo]
desert sunrise - Tempe 2014