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Originally posted by freakshowfatty
reply to post by ka119
I saw them here in Golden yesterday! and they are easier to see with polarized lenses as well.
and since when do clouds have that gas on water rainbow? You would of heard of it by now! hell I have 4 kids (2Daughters)and never in any of their books do clouds have rainbows... So the question is how do we prove its more then water?
Originally posted by ka119
reply to post by mileslong54
With all due respect, I feel I could identify a rainbow and set it aside from these odd clouds.
The clouds needed for these rare events have to be cirrus and at least 20,000 feet in the air, with just the right amount of ice crystals. The sun also has to hit the clouds at precisely 58 degrees
Sun halos, pillars and sundogs can happen during any season. "The icy crystals that cause them form in high altitude clouds 5 km or so above Earth's surface where it is always freezing," says Bruce Wielicki, an atmospheric scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center