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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sky Shot Thursday

Splashes of color
Amidst the high clouds, shining
Ice crystals perhaps refract

This unusual meterological display was captured while looking approximately South on the afternoon of August 12, 2008 at Cold Water Lake, Michigan.  Note the small splash of blue-green to the right, as counterpoint to the pink and orange on the left.

Thanks to Eddie B for this information.  This phenomenon is properly called a Circumhorizontal arc, or more casually, a fire rainbow.  Wikipedia has a good article on the subject, with some nice pix included.  It is a high atmosphere event, indeed caused by light refraction of ice crystals in a specific orientation. Here is a magnificent example.
Update 2, midnight-ish:
Last word of the haiku changed.

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