My girls used to call these 'cloud rainbows', and another name is 'sun dogs'.  I've heard they are the reflection of the sun's rays through ice crystals.  I'll have to learn more about this beautiful phenomena.

My girls used to call these 'cloud rainbows', and another name is 'sun dogs'. I've heard they are the reflection of the sun's rays through ice crystals. I'll have to learn more about this beautiful phenomena.

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circumhorizontalarc

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Beautiful Picture Of The Day

Beautiful Picture Of The Day

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Maui, Hawaii. Whale season is so neat.

Maui, Hawaii. Whale season is so neat.

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weather phenomenom | Cool Clouds

weather phenomenom | Cool Clouds

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Full moon is tonite!  i drove along the bay to speed up time then stopped dead in my tracks!  I'm still waiting for it to burst through the clouds so these pretty colors will have to do for now:)

Full moon is tonite! i drove along the bay to speed up time then stopped dead in my tracks! I'm still waiting for it to burst through the clouds so these pretty colors will have to do for now:)

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Wave rainbows

Wave rainbows

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Northern lights. #AuroraLW

Northern lights. #AuroraLW

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circumhorizontal arcs - 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. Photo by Andy Cripe.

circumhorizontal arcs - 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. Photo by Andy Cripe.

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Golden Rainbows

Golden Rainbows

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