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@Ann Bretl Do @Brad Panovich @PaulFox13 @dougkammerer @capitalweather "Fire rainbow" Circumhorizontal arc pic taken today, Jax FL pic.twitter.com/IRdzb9NjEb

fire rainbows are not actually rainbows and have no connection with fires. The true name for this exquisitely beautiful optical effect is “circumhorizontal arc”.

National Geographic via National Geographic Magazine A rare optical phenomenon called a circumhorizontal arc illuminates the Nuptse summit of the Himalayas. Explore more stunning images by our photo community on the ‪#‎YourShot‬ Blog.

(PHOTO: AL) 18 weird natural phenomena around the world: Circumhorizontal Arc (Fire Rainbow) A circumhorizontal arc or fire rainbow is a rare optical phenomenon - an ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high-level cirrus clouds. They can be seen best when the sun is very high in the sky - higher than 58°. Apparently, you have to be at a very precise location and latitude so see one.