Rainbow Cloud

lunchtime sky over village of New Hartford

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nwfmember says ... on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:28 PM

Wow, thanks! Wasnt sure what it was. thought maybe a sundog? Cell phone didnt do it justice. Thank u for your insight

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tmccarthy617 says ... on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:21 AM

I'm no meteoroligist but that looks like an infralateral arc. Its a rare optical phenomenon appearing similar to a rainbow. The shape varies with the elevation of the sun and only occurs about once a year. Nice!

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