Rare and Mysterious Rainbow Cloud Stuns Internet

A rare and mysterious rainbow cloud that appeared over a mountain in Taiwan recently stunned the internet. The incredible sight quickly went viral, with people all over the world marveling at it.

The image depicts a vibrant and colorful cloud formation that spans the sky like a giant rainbow. The cloud appears to be floating just above the mountain range and is shaped like a long, thin tube. The cloud’s colors range from bright pink and purple to deep blue and green, creating a visually stunning display.

The brilliant hue is caused by a phenomenon known as cloud iridescence, which occurs when small water droplets diffract the sun’s light. Jam Press

Pileus or scarf clouds form atop a growing, dense, puffy and white cumulus cloud, due to updrafts from a thunderstorm. Jam Press

The phenomenon is known as “cloud iridescence,” and it is caused by light diffraction as it passes through water droplets or ice crystals in the air. This bending of light produces the rainbow-like colors seen in the cloud.
While cloud iridescence is not uncommon, it is still considered a treat for those who are fortunate enough to witness it. The conditions must be ideal for the phenomenon to occur, making it all the more remarkable

The rainbow cloud photograph is not only a stunning and awe-inspiring sight, but it also serves as a reminder of the incredible natural wonders that surround us. It is a call to appreciate and protect the environment, as well as a reminder of the natural world’s power and beauty.

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Twitter users compared the phenomenon to a portal to another world. Jam Press

The vibrant scarf cloud looms over the houses below. Jam Press

Images like this are important reminders of the magic and wonder that still exists all around us in a time when many of us are increasingly disconnected from the environment and the natural world. The rainbow cloud is a testament to nature’s power and a call to cherish and protect the magnificent planet we call home.

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Au Gia Lam