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Offline Auke

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Iridescent clouds
« on: Tue, 13 February 2018, 01:28:12 AM »
Hi all,

Here's a photo of a very nice natural phenomena: iridescent clouds. It is said to be relatively common, but this was the first time I ever saw it. However, I don't habitually look at clouds, so I may have missed them multiple times... These colors are caused by the diffraction of light in the billions of tiny ice crystals or water droplets that form the clouds. :education:

Seen last August late in the afternoon near Onverwacht in the district of Para, Suriname.

Cheers, Auke