The stunning image is of a rainbow cloud, captured above Mt Everest by Oleg Bartunov whilst on an expedition in the Himalayas, Nepal. The amazing rainbow effect is created when tiny ice crystals in the water vapour of the clouds reflect the sunlight.
So crazy this happens! They are called frost flowers, a strange phenomenon where frost grows from imperfections in the surface ice amid extreme sub-zero temperatures nearing or forming spiky structures that have been found to house microorganisms.
Fire rainbows are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. For a fire rainbow to occur, cirrus clouds must be feet in the air with the precise amount of ice crystals, and the sun must hit the clouds at 58 degrees. (a/k/a Sun Doggies)
The northern lights captured by Dennis Anderson, film photographer. The northern lights captured by Dennis Anderson, film photographer. The northern lights captured by Dennis Anderson, film photographer.
culturenlifestyle: “ Rare White Curtain Auroras Seen Over Finland Behold stargazers, this is not an art installation. These are actually stunning white Northern Lights in Finland. The stunning Aurora Borealis resemble a white curtain, which seems to.
This "fire rainbow," or iridescent cloud, was captured over South Florida. They are technically known as iridescent clouds, a relatively rare phenomenon caused by clouds of water droplets of nearly uniform size.