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Circumzenithal Arc

Circumzenithal Arc, Cougar Mountain, Washington

This upside down rainbow is actually a circumzenithal arc, the brightest and most vibrant of all the solar arcs. The arc is formed when the sun is relatively low on the horizon and shines into a layer of ice crystals high in the sky. The circumzenithal arc forms directly overhead. The trees on Cougar Mountain near Bellevue, Washington appear to lean because the camera is pointed straight up.


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