Circumzenithal Arc in a Fallstreak

Jonicool

Ocean Springs, United States

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This is the reply I got from Les…

It is a ‘hole-punch’ cloud produced by falling ice crystals…
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap040112.html

Their exact mode of formation is still rather uncertain.

The ‘inverted rainbow’ that you saw was not a rainbow
from water drops but a ice halo – a colorful circumzenithal
arc produced by sunlight refracted through the falling crystals.
http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/cza.htm

Les Cowley
Atmospheric Optics
www.atoptics.co.uk

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