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Mysterious Iridescent 'End of Times' Cloud Phenomenon Spotted in Costa Rica

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posted on Sep, 17 2015 @ 08:54 PM
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This is a remarkable cloud phenomenon.
I saw this article and video this morning and wanted to share it.
No, the 'end times' aspect of the headline is not something I take seriously...but it is remarkable nonetheless.

This is really worth seeing:
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An iridescent, multi-hued cloud phenomenon was recently spotted in Costa Rica skies, and residents were left awestruck and mystified.

The spectacle in the sky was reported this past Tuesday afternoon in numerous cities including, San Jose, Parrita, Pavas, Escazu and Hatillo. Coincidentally, the sighting occurred on the country's Independence Day.

Many witnesses took to social media to post photos and video of the luminous cloud formation, with some even noting that it looked like an "end of times" scene.

Resident Joey Petit told ABC News today that he and his family were at the playground in Escazu for an Independence Day festival when his 11-year-old son, Ariel Joseph Petit first noticed the strange cloud.

"He immediately grabbed the camera and started taking video and photos," he said. "We were just so amazed. We had no idea what it was and we'd never seen anything like it."


Another Escazu resident, Jessie Montealegre, said she was also was amazed by the sky phenomenon.

"It was breathtaking," she said. "It’s like a sign of God."


Though users on social media have various theories on what caused the light formation, including aliens or UFOs, experts said the stunning view was caused by a rare weather phenomenon called "cloud iridescence."


The colorful luminescence is caused by the sun's light being refracted by water droplets and ice crystals in the cloud, said, Eladio Solano, a meteorologist with Costa Rica's National Meteorological Institute, according to Costa Rica media outlet Teletica News.


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posted on Sep, 17 2015 @ 09:02 PM
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Looks like ice crystals forming in the tops of clouds.

oops - just saw the explanation in the last sentences. Still beautiful, though.



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posted on Sep, 17 2015 @ 09:07 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I love Qumulys clouds





It actually is a translucent disc hovering over a storm cloud. It's a type of cloud know as Pileus, or a cap cloud, which is formed above a cumulonumbus cloud (a storm cloud) by the strong updraft. Seeing a pileus cloud indicates that the storm cloud is growing rapidly.




The colors are a cloud phenomenon known as iridescence. This occurs in transparent clouds when the droplets in the clouds are all similar sizes (typically this occurs in very young clouds). The similar sized droplets scatter light of a particular color, and small variations in the size, combined with the angle from the sun, create irregular bands of color.

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Very beautiful occurance, I hope to see something like it in my life time
(not end of times though!)

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posted on Sep, 17 2015 @ 09:09 PM
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Wow.

Just...wow.

Reminds me of watching the Aurora Borealis when I was a boy in Alaska...only, during daylight...



posted on Sep, 17 2015 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: DAVID64

When you look at this stunning gift of nature, you just instantly drop your jaw, be humble in the moment and give thanks for being there to be witness.

Thanks!



posted on Sep, 17 2015 @ 11:45 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT
Nobody's said this yet so I will:

Or it could be a weird cloud. Or aliens.



posted on Sep, 17 2015 @ 11:54 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: IAMTAT
Nobody's said this yet so I will:

Or it could be a weird cloud. Or aliens.

Your sig is great, lol

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posted on Sep, 17 2015 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I guess its cool...but I saw these before. There were threads about it on ats.

So no end of times.


Love the crazies...."looks like a sign from God".




posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 01:02 AM
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Let me embed the video:



It's beautiful. I agree with the lady. Certainly looks like a sign. Perfect fit for the Second Coming.


Jesus is coming!



# off haters.

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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 01:48 AM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: IAMTAT
Nobody's said this yet so I will:

Or it could be a weird cloud. Or aliens.


Or a weird alien cloud.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 03:19 AM
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What incredible beauty!

Not the end, but the beginning!




posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:04 AM
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Looks like those pre-earthquake clouds.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:13 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman
Looks like those pre-earthquake clouds.


That's what I thought, too



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 12:10 PM
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Are you saying this cloud is somehow connected to the recent 8.3 quake in Chile?



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Not clear if you are asking me or Hellas.

...anyway:
youtu.be...
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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 01:15 PM
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I took these about three years ago as I was sitting inside my farm shop resting. Happened to look out and see colorful rays emanating from a cloud. This is looking West from where I was sitting.







posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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I saw this same phenomenon when I was in Santa Theresa, Playa Hermosa beach a couple years back. I couldn't get a photo as I was surfing at the time and did not have my phone on me. The clouds I saw were mostly iridescent blue in color and it was more around the edges of the clouds...really cool to see in person though.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 01:46 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: IAMTAT

Not clear if you are asking me or Hellas.

...anyway:
youtu.be...


WOW. That is a very impressive connection.
Seriously. thank you.
I wonder how the iridescent cloud/earthquake connection works.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 02:51 PM
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Highlighting the path of the meteor...



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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Actually, I was thinking more in terms of tectonic plate shifting releasing gasses and static energy into the atmosphere before a quake occurs.
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