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

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

Post by humblebee » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:19 pm

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?

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

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:10 pm

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.

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

Post by humblebee » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:36 pm

No, it was on the Saturday evening, between 7 and 8 o'clock. The double rainbow was on the Sunday, wasn't it?

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

Post by linus » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:16 pm

Tis faeriefolke!


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

Post by noLooking » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:10 pm

I think it's moisture in the air. Or aliens.

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

Post by Michael Quentin » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:00 am

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

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

Post by humblebee » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:06 pm

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?

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

Post by malaise » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:58 pm

clouds = moisture in the air. just sayin'

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

Post by humblebee » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:47 pm

malaise wrote:clouds = moisture in the air. just sayin'
Yeah... but y' know. A different kind!

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