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Postby Smitty » Dec 16, 2008 9:49 am

THIS PICTURE, IS A FIRE RAINBOW - THE RAREST OF ALL NATURALLY OCCURRING ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA.

THE PICTURE WAS CAPTURED THIS WEEK ON THE IDAHO / WASHINGTON BORDER. THE EVENT LASTED ABOUT 1 HOUR.

CLOUDS HAVE TO BE CIRRUS, AT LEAST 20.000 FEET IN THE AIR, WITH JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF ICE CRYSTALS AND THE SUN HAS TO HIT THE CLOUDS AT PRECISELY 58 DEGREES.

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Re: northern lights

Postby Sheikea » Dec 16, 2008 9:50 am

Wow thats beautiful!
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Re: northern lights

Postby Ron Evers » Dec 16, 2008 9:55 am

Unreal looking.
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Re: northern lights

Postby Smitty » Dec 16, 2008 10:07 am

I was awed at the beauty and wondering if it was real???? just had to share it.
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Re: northern lights

Postby Eeyore » Dec 16, 2008 10:09 am

Beautiful Smitty! And it's a true phenomenon. Not captured this week but true none the less.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/firerainbow.asp
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Re: northern lights

Postby Ron Evers » Dec 16, 2008 10:14 am

I highly suspect the picture was enhanced in some photo editing program.
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Re: northern lights

Postby bluebird » Dec 16, 2008 10:15 am

Yes, I've seen this pic before and yes it is a real photo, but I suspect due to the saturated colours (either done with a filter at the time of the photo, or later in photo editing) it gives it a rather unreal look. It's called a circumhorizon arc.

There was one photographed by a Marc Sorensenin New Brunswick in 2003 The sky is a more natural blue in his photo....

An amazing sight to see and on par with the northern lights for sure!!

http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/cha2.htm

(If you read the text with the NB photo, I found it amusing that apparently the name "fire rainbow" is not liked by those that are serious about these things-lol. I wonder what Al Rust thoughts are on this. )
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Re: northern lights

Postby butterfly » Dec 16, 2008 10:17 am

Oh this is beautiful

Someone from Alaska sent pictures to CNN last week of a lite show.

JUst another reason for us to look after this earth so we can enjoy more if it beauty
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Re: northern lights

Postby Smitty » Dec 16, 2008 11:40 pm

thanks for the info Cars. apparently they don't like it called a fire rainbow but personally I like it better than the technical circumhorizon arc :)
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Re: northern lights

Postby Eeyore » Dec 17, 2008 12:05 am

:lol: :lol: Me too Smitty!
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