23.10.2021

Fire rainbow stuns onlookers as it illuminates the sky

This was the stunning moment a large fire rainbow appeared through the clouds. 

Onlookers captured the beautiful sight in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand, last Friday at 4pm local time.

The phenomenon – known as a circumhorizontal arc – is caused by sunlight shining through tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere. 

It causes a stunning rainbow-like effect that appears like a glowing ball of multi-coloured bright light in the sky. 

Morgan Chakkaew, 35, captured the footage while he was working last week in the Doi Saket district of the region. 

He said: ‘It was a beautiful sight. It’s not something I’ve seen before and it’s not something I think I’ll see again. 

‘Everybody who looked up at the sky was amazes. It was a very powerful view like special effects from a science fiction movie.” 

The phenomenon - known as a circumhorizontal arc - is caused by sunlight shining through tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere

Onlookers captured the beautiful sight in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand, last Friday

The unusual phenomenon causes a stunning rainbow-like effect that appears like a glowing ball of multi-coloured bright light in the sky

The unusual phenomenon causes a stunning rainbow-like effect that appears like a glowing ball of multi-coloured bright light in the sky

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