Sunday, February 8, 2009

You May Never See This Again

The handiwork of an immense power.

This incredible picture is real, taken by my brother last week on the Idaho-Washington border. It is the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomenon. It is called a "fire rainbow" and lasted about 1 hour. For this to occur the clouds must be cirrus, 20,000 feet in the air, and just the right amount of ice crystals and sun must hit the clouds at precisely 58 degrees. Amazing. (Originals too big to fit here)
These are shots he took of the Northern Lights over Yellow Knife, Yukon, Canada.

So is this, our only world, a miracle or what ! " vigilo astrum "

20 comments:

Indigo said...

Amazing photos hon. The Fire Rainbow is absolutely surreal! (Hugs)Indigo

Remo said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing some inspiration.

Anne said...

This is absolutely spectacular. I am so very glad you posted it. At least I got to see a picture of it. Anne

cw2smom said...

Incredible images! I learned something too! How exciting to get to see something like that in person! Thanks for posting the pics! Lisa

Lynne said...

Truly beautiful.

Selchie said...

These are amazing the first reminds me of painters imaginations of heaven, truly beautiful).

Ally Lifewithally said...

absolutely amazing pictures and truly beautiful ~ Ally x

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Awesome & beautiful pictures

Trees said...

What truly beautiful pictures and amazing. The rainbow clouds to me must be a little of what heaven may look like as we pass from earth into heaven's gate, magnificant. I absolutely loved the northern lights. Thank you to you Luddie for posting this and to your brother for sharing is wonderful photos.

FrankandMary said...

Funny that I was allowing the negative side of my personality to hold sway-poorly dealing with something that just happened, and then I clicked on this link. Talk about a rapid change in mood & tone. Thank you for posting this.
~Mary

Gerry said...

How gorgeous, Cathy. I have never seen a 'fire rainbow!'
Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity. I love the Northern lights photos too. Lots of sights on this earth fill me with awe. I have just been reading "The Last Three Minutes" in the Sciene Masters Series imagining what it might be like when the universe ends as swiftly as it began! But the writer paints several scenarios. I love to read this language that is not mine but is fascinating, even when I hardly understand it. It is amazing to think that some people do understand space and time so much better and attempt to explain it as best they can to the amateurs who also wonder too.

Jeanie said...

Dear Cathy,

I had never heard of a 'fire rainbow' until now. what beauty there is on this earth!
My thanks to your brother for sharing these super photos. The northern lights must be wonderfully uplifting to experience too.
Thank you too!
Hugs
Jeanie xxxx

Ben said...

These are breathtaking, Cathy. I'm so glad I got to see them.

Hope you're well, dear.

Ben
http://ben-better-left-unsaid.blogspot.com

Joann said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I have a pic of a fire rainbow (?) that I took a couple of years ago here in So. Cal. I'll send it to you.

Amrita said...

Cathy, thank you visiting my blog and inviting me over to yours.
You must have seen me on Rejected Truth.
Your profile is very interesting.

These photos are awesome.Never seen anything like this. But how can I? I live in the tropics.

Loving Annie said...

Cathy,
I loved those pictures - the fire rainbow was incredible ! And the quote at the top, and the picture of Ankehekatan (sp?) with his children... One of the first books I ever read as a child about Nefertiti had that picture in it...

herrad said...

Wonderful photos thanks for pOsting them.

Feel alot better after see0ing them.
Love,
Herrad

Ana said...

Amazing!
Never saw that before!
I will copy the Fire Rainbow to my blog putting a link to this post.
You are an amazing person!

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