Fire Rainbow over Wake Forest!

Fire Rainbow
“Fire rainbow” clouds as seen through brown polarized sunglasses.

This morning, anyone who looked up might have seen what looked like rainbow colors in the clouds above Wake Forest. While sometimes called a “fire rainbow,” this optical effect is actually caused by plate shaped ice crystals in cirrus or cirrostratus clouds and is technically called a circumhorizontal arc.

Always be learning something new.  Ain’t LIFE grand?

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