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#1    Malaria_Kidd

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:23 AM

An unusual sunbeam or a one colored bow to the ground opposite the sunrise! Believe me, the man without a camera, it was wild to see!

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.

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Edited by Malaria_Kidd, 08 March 2007 - 10:33 AM.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:47 AM

I've never seen one before. Wish there was a picture to see.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 06:36 PM

I've seen pics of beautiful orange rainbows and even red rainbows online but never saw one in person. Maybe someday I'll get lucky like you.  original.gif


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Edited by Silent_One, 08 March 2007 - 08:27 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:19 PM

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I've seen pics of beautiful orange rainbows and even red rainbows online but never saw one in person. Maybe someday I'll get lucky like you.  original.gif
Orange Rainbow
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Empress Star, A picture for sure, but Silent One's first link is pretty close. The one seen was wide and steep for the angle. Wide as in a half of a playing card at arms length. The touch down, as a guess, was either four miles away or as much as twice that, who knows. Again with no hint of other colors.

Silent One the second link did not go. Maybe I'll try again in the morning. It makes one feel quite blessed to have seen what the commuters surely viewed that morning.

Thank you for the posts n pinions!

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Edited by Malaria_Kidd, 08 March 2007 - 09:21 PM.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 09:46 AM

very pretty

are these events rare?

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 12:30 PM

Rare for me jesspy. I hope more can account similar experiences for this orange bow.

What in clouds would be a good mirror facing down? I think water vapor would not do this. I've heard silicate particles from air pollution will reflect sunlight back up. As the experts relate that to the warming so bantered about.

And the questions remain wide open to all. Answers too I hope.

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 06:23 PM

MK,

I am not sure what area you saw this or if what I saw might be the same. On March 4th, at 7:51 am, here in Portland, Oregon, I saw something pretty shining above this mountain nearby my home.

I ran outside and started video taping it at 7:53 am. It was just so cool looking.

Here is a snapshot from the video:

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I compiled about 30 images from my 5 minute video and put them here online:

http://img407.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p...mar42007ep3.swf

I've lived here all my life, and never seen this before. It was pretty cool.

I tried to show where the sun was compared to where this glow was in the images I collected from the video. The video / images do not give it justice.. it was really pretty to see with the naked eyes.

Edited by Cinders, 10 March 2007 - 06:28 PM.

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 09:15 PM

Cinders,

We're off to Outback for an Aussie meal. A sun dog there? Anyone else?


I'll be baaaack! Mate!

We're baaaack! Thanks friend and there is an Outback near you. Not Austrailian; just a Hoosier with spell check problems as left over in your "quote". It's not a good thing to type with out my reading glasses. I bet America's Southwesterners would call your nice video the "Sun Dog" from Native American natural earth legends.

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Edited by Malaria_Kidd, 11 March 2007 - 12:29 PM.

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 09:24 PM

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We're off to Outback for an Assuie meal. A sun dog there? Anyone else?
I'll be baaaack! Mate!


Ohhh... you must be in Australia??
I'm not sure what it was that I saw but I've never seen this sort of glow here before.  It was really odd.. how it stood out and well above the light fog that was on Mt. Scott there.

Anyway, I have converted this 5 minute video to NO AUDIO -- I sound so stupid on it!  laugh.gif

I am in the process of uploading the converted video to Dailymotion.com -- will post on this thread if you wish me to -- let me know

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 09:44 PM

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MK,

I am not sure what area you saw this or if what I saw might be the same. On March 4th, at 7:51 am, here in Portland, Oregon, I saw something pretty shining above this mountain nearby my home.

I ran outside and started video taping it at 7:53 am. It was just so cool looking.

Here is a snapshot from the video:

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I compiled about 30 images from my 5 minute video and put them here online:

http://img407.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p...mar42007ep3.swf

I've lived here all my life, and never seen this before. It was pretty cool.

I tried to show where the sun was compared to where this glow was in the images I collected from the video. The video / images do not give it justice.. it was really pretty to see with the naked eyes.



Cool! I saw something just like that before except the sky wasn't overcast and the rainbow colors were reflecting off one of the only small clouds in the sky.
But anyway, cool pic. happy.gif


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Posted 11 March 2007 - 12:46 PM

Sure Cinders, when you get time we will wait for it here. The flash pictures were great and you did show where the sun's location was compared to the sun dog. I think sun dogs are incomplete rainbows or a rainbow trying to get started too high in the clouds.

I hope my thread garners more member's ideas on rainbows, sun dogs, and sun bows. It was a Kodak moment I should have missed. As I usualy get home an hour before daylight. I used my reading glasses to type this and I did not murder any word's spelling. Ha! Ha!

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 12:57 PM

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Sure Cinders, when you get time we will wait for it here. The flash pictures were great and you did show where the sun's location was compared to the sun dog. I think sun dogs are incomplete rainbows or a rainbow trying to get started too high in the clouds.

I hope my thread garners more member's ideas on rainbows, sun dogs, and sun bows. It was a Kodak moment I should have missed. As I usualy get home an hour before daylight. I used my reading glasses to type this and I did not murder any word's spelling. Ha! Ha!

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I uploaded the with NO AUDIO -- like I said I sounded silly for that time of the morning.
It would have been nice to have the audio on this because you hear the Canadian Geese fly over, then a crow and later a seagull. But my voice bits here and there ruined it. lol

The hill you see there underneath this huge glow is where on one side is the Willamette National Cemetery. The other side of it is Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.
There are also homes and a few radio towers at the top of Mt Scott there -- to give you an idea just how huge that pretty glow was.

Here is the GOOGLE Map to the area where this was seen. I live between Flavel Street and Glenwood Park.  The Pretty Glow was at the top there between the Cemeteries shown on the map. (not where the arrow is shown)

I posted the video here:
Pretty Glow in Portland, OR (no Audio)

On Wikipedia under SUN DOG, there is a picture of one shown in San Francisco Bay.. which sort of looks like what I video taped
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog
Picture of weak SUN DOG over San Francisco Bay HERE

It was so much prettier than what I could capture on this video..

Edited by Cinders, 12 March 2007 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:35 PM

Cinders and all,

I had viewed your video of a possible Sun dog with the Sun in perspective to the left. I ran off to the MACK and forgot to respond to your great contribution here. My appologies my friend so far away.

Everyone I've told about my pictureless Sun Bow are still mulling it over. You would too. Everyone would. It was very cool to see. Why was it all orange with no hues of other colors? How could water vapor reflect sunlight?

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:24 AM

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Cinders and all,

I had viewed your video of a possible Sun dog with the Sun in perspective to the left. I ran off to the MACK and forgot to respond to your great contribution here. My appologies my friend so far away.

Everyone I've told about my pictureless Sun Bow are still mulling it over. You would too. Everyone would. It was very cool to see. Why was it all orange with no hues of other colors? How could water vapor reflect sunlight?

MK

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum...showtopic=78196


MK, I was wondering if you got a chance to see the Google map and my "silent" video along with still shot images of that strange pretty glow here. Glad to read you saw it..

**Note: CARRY a cam with you at all times if possible**  
I always carry one in my purse for when I am out and about. And when I am at home I have my DV Camcorder charged and ready to go at all times.

I wish I could have seen what you saw... sounds beautiful.

I know this is a day late and a dollar short.. but check this out....

It really started out a gorgeous day here (67F!) then it got cloudy.... then....a RAINBOW On St. Patrick's Day !!!

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You can see the COMPILED images from the videos I did --I used Magic Pic2Ani (freeware) to create this swf from link below--

First a Crow, then a Plane, then a RAINBOW!
http://img253.imageshack.us/my.php?image=m...7stpattyqj9.swf

THEN I snipped and edited the 3 videos (over 4 GIG) to create this FLV video with RIVA (also free) of only 16 megs!
(scroll down to see St Patrick's Day)
http://www.cindyrilla.com/various.html

(Dial up users may not be able to see the video -- unless they click on pause for a long while)

No pot of gold, but it was a lovely St Patrick's day in Portland, Oregon!

Edited by Cinders, 19 March 2007 - 02:30 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:47 AM

Cinders,

What a catch to enjoy. I'd never seen such a bright glow at the end of a rainbow! I have dial up and slow is the word. I will try to see your links. lol

Our sighting, there had to be many "viewing" commuters, was a very steep angle. A bit like the dark line of your house on the right side of your posted rainbow filmed on St. Patrick's Day. That wide Sun streak was not really a bow shape. Just the hint of a bend to the left on the horizon. All orange and how could this be? It was like a mirror was just above the clouds!

Come on folks and open up with us! Opinions are needed here too!

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