Sunday, August 13, 2006

clouds




Sun was behind an approaching thunderhead. I liked the colors and am glad they showed up when I took the pictures. I suspect there's some technical name for this (besides rainbow, which it's not really).

2 comments:

glen said...

hi greg,

Is it an aurora?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(astronomy)

Greg said...

Good question, and thanks for the link. I guess I always thought that aurora were much larger scale things much further north (or south). This seems much more localized (something about the angle of the sun and light refracted through the mist at the edge of the cloud; akin to a rainbow). But, again, I don't know.