Singapore was treated to a rare weather phenomenon as a giant “fire rainbow” appeared in the sky on February 20, 2017.
The light show lasted for 15 minutes and could reportedly be seen across the entire island.
Weather watchers on the island state in south-east Asia were treated to the multi-coloured glow yesterday.
The stunning scene may also have been cloud iridescence. Both phenomena can be caused by the refraction of light through ice crystals, or in the case of iridescence, by water droplets.
For iridescence to occur clouds must be thin so the sun’s rays encounter very little water.
The technical name for a fire rainbow is a “circumhorizontal arc”.
The light show persisted for about 15 minutes and could reportedly be seen across the island.
The mysterious phenomenon started as a small orange circle and then grew bigger and bigger till all the colours came out.
The fire rainbow lasted for about 15 minutes and it slowly faided away.
Another baffling atmopheric phenomenon showing how mysterious the Nature is!
This article (Giant fire rainbow cloud irradiates Singapore for at least 15 minutes) was originally published on Strange Sounds and syndicated by The Event Chronicle.