Iridescent Clouds around the Sun
Iridescent clouds form around the sun as water droplets of similar size diffract the light and decorate the clouds in wondrous patterns. A rare phenomenon, witnessed here over East Hartland, CT, USA in winter. Exposure settings were turned down on the camera when this picture was taken to allow for the natural colors of the iridescent clouds to be seen around the bright light of the sun.
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