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Bakhesh
78493.  Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:43 am Reply with quote

Has anyone ever heard of one of a Fire Rainbow? Apparently, they are very rare, but here is a picture of one...

http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/firerainbow.asp

Looking at the grey sky outside, I sometimes think our weather just isn't trying hard enough.

 
QI Individual
78533.  Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:00 pm Reply with quote

We've had this recently.

 
Jenny
78537.  Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:04 pm Reply with quote

That's extraordinarily beautiful.

 
Andrew
78552.  Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:25 pm Reply with quote

It is amazing :-D

 
Ameena
78554.  Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:26 pm Reply with quote

Aye I reckon it's a funky pic too...when I saw it, it reminded me of the Aurora Borealis.

 
grizzly
78558.  Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:15 am Reply with quote

It isn't the only picture. This one was sent into the cloud appreciation society:

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?showimage=1651

The photo above was first featured in New Scientist on 17th June:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19025564.700.html

I'm not sure that you can get away with the "rarest of all naturally occuring atmospheric phenomena".

Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave clouds (the cause of which remains unknown) can probably take that title:

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=40&pagenum=1

As could a number of other phenomena including; Fallstreak Holes, Nacreous, Nocticulent, Glory and the Morning Glory.

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=16&pagenum=1

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/a/cloud-month/06-cld_mth_feb.html

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=23&pagenum=1

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/a/cloud-month/06-cld_mth_jan.html

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=24&pagenum=1

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/a/cloud-month/06-cld_mth_may.html

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=41&pagenum=1

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/a/cloud-month/06-cld_mth_july.html

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/a/glory/glory1.html

There are some more common but equally spectacular phenomena. Of these mammatus, sun dogs, roll cloud, irridescence and cicumzenithal arcs are amongst my favourites.

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=13&pagenum=1

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/a/cloud-month/cloud_month_june.html

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=25&pagenum=1

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=27&pagenum=1

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=35&pagenum=1

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/index.php?x=browse&category=37&pagenum=1

Enjoy...

 
Pyriform
78671.  Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:46 pm Reply with quote

I have seen something similar myself, but far, far less vivid than the example shown in the first post.

 
tetsabb
78714.  Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:34 am Reply with quote

I just think it utterly delightful that there should be a Cloud Appreciation Society. Quite right!
I remarked once on the beauty of a sunset, and Management (a wise lady indeed) said, "Have you ever seen an ugly one?"

 
gerontius grumpus
78719.  Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:49 am Reply with quote

The answer to that should be something akin to the "no but I've woken up with a few" answer.

 
grizzly
78722.  Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:57 am Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
I just think it utterly delightful that there should be a Cloud Appreciation Society. Quite right!
I remarked once on the beauty of a sunset, and Management (a wise lady indeed) said, "Have you ever seen an ugly one?"


The guy that runs it is forever doing interviews on TV. The media find the idea of a cloud appreciation society very entertaining for some reason. He did a few shows for channel 4's "3 minute wonder". You can watch it at from this link:

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/a/glory/glory1.html

 

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