Iridescent cloud with crepuscular rays

You’ll see a true iridescent cloud when the sun is nearby. The colors will appear randomly distributed. Here’s one with beams of light – crepuscular rays, or sunrays – appearing to shoot from it.

Richard Kelley posted this photo at EarthSky Facebook on November 26, 2018. Thanks, Richard!

Read more: I saw a cloud with rainbow colors. What causes it?

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Read more: See it! Crepuscular rays

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