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Zebras under a Rainbow - I think they might actually be Unicorns in disguise.

Zebras under a Rainbow - I think they might actually be Unicorns in disguise.

Rainbow and fall colors in Vermont.  Photo by Jessamyn West

Rainbow and fall colors in Vermont.  Photo by Jessamyn West

Rainbow at Inagh, Ireland

Rainbow at Inagh, Ireland

Icy Northern Atlantic

Icy Northern Atlantic

Yosemite Rainbow - Mike Blank

Yosemite Rainbow - Mike Blank

Sunset Rainbow


It’s not too common to see a rainbow in a colorful sunset sky, but sometimes one will suddenly appear, as this one did on April 4, 2006 here in Tucson.

Sunset Rainbow

It’s not too common to see a rainbow in a colorful sunset sky, but sometimes one will suddenly appear, as this one did on April 4, 2006 here in Tucson.

Logan Pass - Alberta, Canada

Logan Pass - Alberta, Canada

Polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) form in the stratosphere at altitudes of 50,000–80,000 ft. They are classified into Types I (clouds with more diffuse and less bright colors) and II (nacreous or mother-of-pearl clouds), according to their formation temperature and particle size. Unfortunately, Polar stratospheric clouds play a key role in the massive ozone depletion over the Arctic and Antarctic. NASA explains that PSCs “form only at very low temperatures. They help destroy ozone in two ways: they provide a surface which converts benign forms of chlorine into reactive, ozone-destroying forms, and they remove nitrogen compounds that moderate the destructive impact of chlorine. In recent years, the atmosphere above the Arctic has been colder than usual, and polar stratospheric clouds have lasted into the spring. As a result, ozone levels have been decreasing.”
Photo:  NAT GEO

Polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) form in the stratosphere at altitudes of 50,000–80,000 ft. They are classified into Types I (clouds with more diffuse and less bright colors) and II (nacreous or mother-of-pearl clouds), according to their formation temperature and particle size. Unfortunately, Polar stratospheric clouds play a key role in the massive ozone depletion over the Arctic and Antarctic. NASA explains that PSCs “form only at very low temperatures. They help destroy ozone in two ways: they provide a surface which converts benign forms of chlorine into reactive, ozone-destroying forms, and they remove nitrogen compounds that moderate the destructive impact of chlorine. In recent years, the atmosphere above the Arctic has been colder than usual, and polar stratospheric clouds have lasted into the spring. As a result, ozone levels have been decreasing.”

Photo:  NAT GEO

Of Interest

Of Interest

Serenity Surfer - Photo by Zak Noyle for Surfer Magazine

Serenity Surfer - Photo by Zak Noyle for Surfer Magazine

Animated Rainbow -  grows and spreading as the winds moves the storm away

Animated Rainbow -  grows and spreading as the winds moves the storm away

Double Rainbow over the Fields - Zasu

Double Rainbow over the Fields - Zasu

Rainbow Over Maldives

Rainbow Over Maldives

Heavenly Fields - Katarina Stefanovic
HH: I don’t know where she took this, but it is remarkable with the rainbow-ed frame at top and the criss-cross symmetry of the field patterns of beautiful contrasting color.  It’s a WOW. Wow again.

Heavenly Fields - Katarina Stefanovic

HH: I don’t know where she took this, but it is remarkable with the rainbow-ed frame at top and the criss-cross symmetry of the field patterns of beautiful contrasting color.  It’s a WOW. Wow again.

Kangaroo Rainbow

Kangaroo Rainbow