Cloud Iridescence
Taken by Raphaƫl Blanc on May 16, 2019 @ Colomiers, France
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  Camera Used: HMD Global Nokia 7 plus
Exposure Time: 1/720
Aperture: f/2.6
ISO: 100
Date Taken: 2019:05:16 14:05:15
 
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We were chatting after lunch when we saw that in the sky.
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This is not cloud iridescence, since iridescence is a phenomenon by diffraction and interference in water droplets. The arc-en-ciel-colours in this image are caused by refraction in ice crystals and are a manifestation of the so-called circumhorizontal arc (en francais: arc circumhorizontal), which is one of the large number of ice crystal halo forms. It appears far below the sun when those is high in the sky.
Posted by pphv 2019-05-16 10:14:14
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