• Jenny Wildman

Over the Rainbow

Updated: Apr 23, 2021

When the sun and cloud come together an optical phenomenon called a circumhorizontal arc could occur. Wispy cirrus clouds float at a higher altitude where temperatures are lower and ice crystals can form. When the sun is higher than 58 degrees and its light radiates through the icy clouds it can create a magnificent array of color we call a fire rainbow. Whilst said to be rare we have been lucky to see several here in Belize.

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