Iridescent Pileus Cloud. Phenomenal Photos

Iridescent Pileus Cloud. Phenomenal Photos

Iridescent pileus cloud photos by Esther Havens in Ethiopia, becky bone dunning in jamaica, Ken Rotberg in Florida, and David Lapuma.


Iridescent Pileus Cloud. Phenomenal Photos

As a cumulus cloud containing warm air convects upwards and condenses, a thin layer of humid air containing water vapour is thrust above the cloud, cooling from the lower pressure into droplets, which, when small enough and uniform in size, diffract light from the sun when it’s at least fifty eight degrees above the horizon.

Iridescent Pileus Cloud. Phenomenal Photos
 Array of colours: The circumhorizon arc falls behind the dark storm cloud


Iridescent Pileus Cloud. Phenomenal Photos


Iridescent Pileus Cloud. Phenomenal Photos

Iridescent Pileus Cloud. Phenomenal Photos

Iridescent Pileus Cloud. Phenomenal Photos

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