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Originally posted by Universal Light
It was a cloud on a partly cloudy day. The thing was it looked as if the cloud was itself spectrum colored and not light simply passing through it. One of the strangest things I ever saw.
RuneSpider: I hear what you're saying but what about the youtube videos befire the Chinese earthquake? Those are much bigger and in crazier patterns
Originally posted by asmeone2
Edit to add: The sun is outside of the picture, to the left--it is not behind the rainbow, so this is not a 'sun dog.'
[edit on 11-9-2008 by asmeone2]
Originally posted by 4N6310
Whatya know. Sun plus water in the sky equals rainbow. Nice picture nonetheless, of course.
I believe sundogs are when you are looking at the sun and with the right conditions, it forms a sortof cross on either side of the sun where the halo around the sun and the horizon would intersect.
I am skeptical about the supposedly-caused-by-haarp clouds in China right before the earthquake there also. I think it is just a specific type of humidity that causes this and they were recorded and used as evidence when it was merely a coincidence.
I could be wrong and rainbow clouds could be somehow connected to earthquakes after all in some manner, but I don't know that this has been scientifically proven.
I am wondering if a known and recorded/photographed phenomenon called earthquake lights is being confusedly associated with rainbow clouds?
[edit on 11-9-2008 by 4N6310]
Originally posted by Abbby
I saw the EXACT same thing on Monday, September 8th here in Pittsburgh, PA. We were actually driving through Bethel Park around 6 pm, sun setting behind us...and I saw this tiny snip of a rainbow up high in the sky, weather was beautiful, no rain or humidity in the area. I pointed it out to my husband but he couldn't see it, then I realized it was because I was wearing sunglasses that I could see it. When we turned and it was on the passenger side my son in the back seat could see it because our rear windows are tinted. It was noticable for a really long time, much longer than a rainbow usually is. I've never seen anything like it before, but your photo is precisely what I saw, too. Very odd.
Originally posted by BadMojo
To the OP:
I live in northwest Houston and have seen many of those "rainbow clouds" as I call them. I've lived here all of my life and have not seen these before the last few years. One day about two months ago I even saw a rainbow in the sky, but there were only a dozen of so small, thin clouds near the horizon. There was nothing but open sky around a small arc of a rainbow. VERY strange...