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What was this iridescent sky thing that wasn't a rainbow?

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:19 pm
by humblebee
Who else saw this at Indietracks?
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NOT A RAINBOW. There was no moisture in the air. Not aliens either. What was it? Anyone?

Re: What was this iridescent sky thing that wasn't a rainbow

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:10 pm
by sweepingthenation
After Comet Gain? It was next to an actual rainbow (which was odd in itself given the sun was hazy and the precipitation was basically drops in the wind) so might have been a trick of the light or refraction of a double rainbow.

Re: What was this iridescent sky thing that wasn't a rainbow

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:36 pm
by humblebee
No, it was on the Saturday evening, between 7 and 8 o'clock. The double rainbow was on the Sunday, wasn't it?

Re: What was this iridescent sky thing that wasn't a rainbow

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:16 pm
by linus
Tis faeriefolke!

Re: What was this iridescent sky thing that wasn't a rainbow

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:23 pm
by This Is Helena

Re: What was this iridescent sky thing that wasn't a rainbow

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:10 pm
by noLooking
I think it's moisture in the air. Or aliens.

Re: What was this iridescent sky thing that wasn't a rainbow

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:00 am
by Michael Quentin
This Is Helena wrote:Have a look at this website: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/rainbows/notabow.htm
Nailed it. Iridescent clouds. http://www.atoptics.co.uk/droplets/irid1.htm

Re: What was this iridescent sky thing that wasn't a rainbow

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:06 pm
by humblebee
Cool! Thanks, you lot!

Explanations can co-exist, can't they? I mean, there's no problem in accepting the iridescent clouds explanation alongside my conviction that this was a manifestation of Indietracks being BLESSED BY THE GODS OF ROCK?

Re: What was this iridescent sky thing that wasn't a rainbow

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:58 pm
by malaise
clouds = moisture in the air. just sayin'

Re: What was this iridescent sky thing that wasn't a rainbow

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:47 pm
by humblebee
malaise wrote:clouds = moisture in the air. just sayin'
Yeah... but y' know. A different kind!