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Rainbow Mist

Credit: Raqqasah Shruti Chakravarti
This tranquil view of a gleaming, rainbow-colored sky over Bangalore, India, was captured by amateur photographer Raqqasah Shruti Chakravarti just before…Read More »

sunset on Oct. 26, 2013. These colorful formations, known as iridescent clouds, occur when sunlight hits water droplets in the atmosphere.

This relatively rare atmospheric phenomenon is caused by clouds of water droplets that are nearly uniform in size, according to NASA. The clouds diffract, or bend, light, separating it into different wavelengths, or colors. [Related: Weirdo Weather – 7 Rare Weather Events]   Less «
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