14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fire Rainbow (circumhorizonta arc)

A Fire Rainbow (Circumhorizontal Arc) is caused when certain atmospheric conditions are present i.e. haziness and cirrus clouds. The sun must be at approximately 58 degrees to reflect off ice crystals in the atmosphere causing this anomaly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: delray beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Copyright: © Philip Rathner