Stan.....Thanks so much for posting about this phenomenon and making it a "stellar" day for me. (Definition: Any day I have a chance to learn about something completely new.) Anxious to see what one looked liked, I found a link with some examples. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/photo_gallery/circumhorizon.php Now I have two atmospheric phenomenon I hope very much to one day see - a Fire Rainbow and the Aurora Borealis. Best, Janis Stan Gorodenski wrote: > I got this from Raul Espinoza. This is a fantastic image. I'm not sure > if this image will go through in Az-Observing, but I will try with this > message. > Stan > > > THIS IS A FIRE RAINBOW - THE RAREST OF ALL NATURALLY OCCURING > 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 20K FEET IN THE AIR, WITH JUST THE > RIGHT AMOUNT OF ICE CRYSTALS AND THE SUN HAS TO HIT THE CLOUDS AT > PRECISELY 58 DEGREES. > RAUL.......... > > > > > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.