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  • Location: South Woodham Ferrers, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Seasonal
  • Location: South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

    We were in the car yesterday, I was cloud watching as usual (saw some lovely clouds) and one of them looked all rainbowy. When safe to stop Mr Moogy pulled over and I took these. It was fading by then though. Later on the journey I saw another similar looking cloud, kicking myself I didn't get a picture of that one.

    Could this be a little bit of circumhorizontal arc?

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    I am no expert on Clouds but that looks like a pretty nice Sundog ??

    Paul S

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  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport
  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport

    Evening MOOGYBOOGLES

    Just had a quick look at my little book{how to identify weather} by Storm Dunlop {excellent book }

    and your image does look similar to that of CircumHorizontal Arc, Page 121.

    I may be wrong !

    Nigel

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  • Location: South Woodham Ferrers, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Seasonal
  • Location: South Woodham Ferrers, Essex
    I am no expert on Clouds but that looks like a pretty nice Sundog ??

    Paul S

    I like that name! A quick google and it does very much look like one. You could see more colours before I had my chance to take a picture.

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  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport
  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport

    OOps mispelt , I do apologise {its been a long day]

    nigel

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  • Location: Left of centre off of the strip
  • Location: Left of centre off of the strip

    Doesnt look like a sun dog, wrong position in the sky, they are normally to the left and right of the sun, not underneath it as those appear to be. Could be part of one of the many "Sun" arcs , either way, a nice example of alto stratus, with ice crystals. Looks ALMOST like a Nacreous cloud, but the sun is way to high for them to be visible.

    These are some nacreousclouds showing irridescence I captured earlier this year in a little town called Geilo in Southern Norway.

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    I have a whole pile of other Nacreous shots, but that is a bit off topic.

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  • Location: Hull
  • Weather Preferences: Severe storms and heavy snow
  • Location: Hull

    There just iridescent clouds. This websites explains it. http://www.atoptics.co.uk/droplets/irid1.htm

    One more thing. If you ever see anymore try looking through sun glassesm, they seem to make the colours seem brighter, somthing to do with polarisation of light i think.

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  • Location: Left of centre off of the strip
  • Location: Left of centre off of the strip
    There just iridescent clouds. This websites explains it. http://www.atoptics.co.uk/droplets/irid1.htm

    One more thing. If you ever see anymore try looking through sun glassesm, they seem to make the colours seem brighter, somthing to do with polarisation of light i think.

    Yes you are correct. Looking a the pics again, they are certainly not sundogs, and I do not think they actually form part of an arc. ... and yes, polarising glasses will make them look pretty special, particularly if they are around 90deg away from the sun on either side.

    -hijack mode on-

    But for clarification the pics I posted are not normal iridescent couds. They are iridescent nacreous or polar stratospheric clouds ... they are far from "ordinary" and are a sight to behold if you get to see them! They are the highest clouds in the earths atmosphere, and last year i watched them from Gardemoen ariport, at 5pm at night, when all else was pitch black ... simply awesome to see

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    -hijack mode off-

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