Caught up in the clouds

Sky phenomena are not reserved for the night alone. Despite its deceptive appearance, this light show is not a rainbow, but something more unusual. Here a relatively rare instance of a circumhorizontal arc, caused by particular refraction of light, casts vivid colours in the clouds over one of the ESO observatory sites in Chile.

Credit:

G. Ávila/ESO

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Id:2016-02-1713-00-14-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:15 September 2016, 14:17
Size:3264 x 1836 px

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Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Light Phenomenon
Category:Paranal

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