The eastern sunrise was clouded completely but trying to burn thru all orange like. Rain had fallen lightly on the 17 mile trip to this point. The low cottony cloud's ceiling may have been 15,000 feet. A guess as to how wide would be 500 to 700 feet. I was going West and there was an all orange high degree of an arch to the left.........rainbow ? Down from the clouds to the hills slightly southwest of my direction.
I looked hard for other colors and only viewed this January bow, ONLY ORANGE for sure, for about six miles. There was no "other end" to view looking northeast. Sunlight across the top of the clouds. And a reflection with a slight arch to the ground.
As I turned West again after a 2nd curve on a northward heading it went away very quickly with the cloud's movement causing this fade I'm sure! Eastbound commuters may have missed this strange sight.
Has anyone here seen an ALL ORANGE bow with an extreme arch? Unlike anything I'd ever seen before. Let alone the color seen that morning after a very long night. Normaly I would have been home a few hours before this 7:20 AM sighting!
Have you experienced a sunbeam cloud deflection like this? There had to have been literaly hundreds of commuter witness' who could have viewed this sunlight anomaly. All traveling North and South on the Dixie Bee Line. That is The Almann Brother's band's highway mention in "Ramblin Man." A USA rock n roll song hit in the 70's. It is US Highway 41.
Edited by Malaria_Kidd, 08 March 2007 - 10:33 AM.