Sunday, September 10, 2006

Look! Up in the sky!

Driving home from Burnet this evening from a family friend's birthday party, something up in the sky caught my eye. A startling splash of color way up high, standing out against the blue.

IceBow1


What the heck was it? There was no rain, and the few clouds visible were small, puffy and widely scattered. And none were what I'd consider close to this rainbow phenomenon. I stopped and grabbed a shot of it--the colors were really much more intense than what you see here. A real attention-getter. And as we drove along, it grew more pronounced.

IceBow2


So, we've got a rainbow with no rain, and no clouds that are obviously contributing to it. Could this be one of those rare icebows, created by ice crystals formed in the chilly, high-altitudes of the atmosphere? Anyone have any thoughts? In any event, it was quite a cool experience.

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1 comment:

  1. Tara Wheeler1:54 AM

    Icebow. We've got a mackerel sky tonight.

    That was a mare's tail catching the sun.

    Congrats on catching it on film!

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