16 January 2012

Colourful Cirrocumulus

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Yea, I know I spelled it the British way, but it got your attention did it not! Let’s just say it is my way of pointing out that we live in a world now that is much smaller than it was.

I just spotted some beautiful iridescence in some cirrocumulus clouds here in Oklahoma City. This little reminder that sunlight is made up of a beautiful spectrum of colours, is caused by ice crystals in the thin cirrocumulus clouds diffracting the light.

Mother nature puts on a free show everyday above us, and I am always amazed how few people look up when they walk outside. It is always the very first thing I do, but then again I have a few head knocks to show for it 😉