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I saw a fire rainbow!!

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Monkeytrousers Tue 15-Jul-08 08:47:49

it wasn't as big as this one but it was quite astonishing. It was about two weeks ago and I have only just found out what it was. I never knew they existed!

fishie Tue 15-Jul-08 08:48:39

what is it?

watsthestory Tue 15-Jul-08 08:50:42

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belgo Tue 15-Jul-08 08:50:43

where did you see it?

Lemontart Tue 15-Jul-08 08:52:26

WOW - that is astonishingly beautiful. Never heard of them either.

Monkeytrousers Tue 15-Jul-08 08:53:41

http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/cha2.htm

it's a halo rather than a rainbow

It was just in the sky when I was coming home on the bus last weeek. Over Gateshead/Newcastle

I could see it better with sunglasses on oddly, which is why I think not many other people saw it.

Monkeytrousers Tue 15-Jul-08 08:54:11

www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/cha2.htm

Monkeytrousers Tue 15-Jul-08 08:55:55

that site says "Usually only fragments are visible where there happen to be cirrus clouds. "

That must have been what I saw as it wasn't that big, but still spectacular

belgo Tue 15-Jul-08 09:03:32

I think we should all look up in the sky more often smile

Monkeytrousers Tue 15-Jul-08 09:06:17

That site also says "The halo is not a rainbow and has nothing to do with fire."

lol - sorry sir!

OverMyDeadBody Tue 15-Jul-08 09:06:35

that is spectacularly beautiful!

filthymindedvixen Tue 15-Jul-08 09:12:25

oh I have seen one, last year but we didn't know what it was!! We felt very special as no-one else seemed to see it

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