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Amazing 'fire rainbow' spotted over Singapore
By T.K. Randall
February 22, 2017 · 8 comments
A 'fire rainbow' is quite unlike a regular rainbow. Image Credit: Chi Navarro / Facebook
The breathtaking natural phenomenon was photographed by dozens of people on Monday afternoon.
Also known as circumhorizontal arcs, fire rainbows are a particularly rare spectacle which occur when sunlight refracts through ice crystals in certain types of clouds.
In this case the impressive phenomenon appeared for a period of around 15 minutes above Singapore, much to the amazement of those who happened to catch a glimpse of it.
"It started as a small orange circle and then grew bigger and bigger till all the colours came out," said childcare center worker Fazidah Mokhtar.
"All the children in the school, some parents, and other staff were very excited and commenting that it was very, very rare to see such a beautiful and unique rainbow."
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