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Teegate

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My wife took this out our front door yesterday.



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Teegate

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No. There were 4 places to look since both of them at one time were complete.

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mike242424

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yeah it was the perfect conditions that day i was driving on carranza where its fields on both sides and saw an awesome one around 7:00
 

whippoorbill

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For rainbow fans, the Astronomy Picture of the Day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html) offers a photo of a rare fire rainbow taken in Whiting, NJ. The link above will work until midnight (it changes to a different photo every day); but I've posted a permanent link to the photo at the bottom of this post. Too bad the bow wasn't captured in the pinelands proper. :(

This is the text accompanying the photo.

What is that inverted rainbow in the sky? Sometimes known as a fire rainbow for its flame-like appearance, a circumhorizon arc is created by ice, not fire. For a circumhorizon arc to be visible, the Sun must be at least 58 degrees high in a sky where cirrus clouds are present. Furthermore, the numerous, flat, hexagonal ice-crystals that compose the cirrus cloud must be aligned horizontally to properly refract sunlight like a single gigantic prism. Therefore, circumhorizon arcs are quite unusual to see. Pictured above, however, a rare fire rainbow was captured above trees in Whiting, New Jersey, USA in late May.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0806/circumhorizonarc_gitto_big.jpg
 

Teegate

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Nice Bill. It could have been the same day as mine.

Guy