Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wordless Wednesday ~ ?

Does anyone know what this phenomenon is called? This isn't something I did with the camera, I've seen this several times before. The sun was to the left of whatever this is.

23 comments:

Sweet Kitty said...

Beautiful!!!!!
I love pics like this! They're so peaceful!

Happy WW from Germany,
Sonny

Sweet like Kitty
Sonny's Xmas

eph2810 said...

Wow, Beckie. I have no clue. It almost looks like a prism (sp?) or part of a rainbow? What ever it is - it is beautiful...Or is He returning and that is the first sign?

Happy Wednesday.

mar said...

It looks beautiful! and probably lasted very shortly, so your were there at the right moment to take this picture.
Hope I can post my comment now, blogger isn't letting us -old bloggers - comment on beta blogs!!!
happy ww!

Eagles Wings said...

Refraction?
Cool catch! thanks for stopping by my WW!
Blessings

busy91 said...

It's the mother ship. LOL! Great shot.

Starrlight said...

It's got to be a rainbow of sorts, just a very oddly shaped one!

Rebecca said...

How inspiring!

Antonette said...

I believe this is what you saw a part of. I did a quick search so I may not be totally correct.

Sun dogs. Parhelia. Sundogs are bright spots of white or orange, red and white found 22' from the sun. They will
appear within a thin cirrostratus cloud covering containing ice crystals. They are part of the 22' halo that
encompasses the sun, but it does not need to be present to form the dogs.

guppyman said...

I'd call that God showing you some pretty lights in the sky. He is quite the painter....

Michelle said...

It does look like a rainbow. Whatever it is, its magnificent! My WW is up!

~ Stacy ~ said...

Wow, what a gorgeous shot! If Antonette's correct, then what an odd name for something so beautiful... And since when do dogs fly? [grin]

Karen said...

Beautiful, I love it!

Happy WW, have a great day :-)

kaliblue said...

I don't know what you call it, but it sure is a beautiful picture:-).
Happy WW

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Your picture is stunning. It almost looks like something heavenly in the sky. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my WW!

Just Expressing Myself said...

I feel as if I am peeking in on heaven.
Lovely.
Thanks for sharing,
Frances

Anonymous said...

I just had an idea ! I post anonymous, but it's me Gattina.
But unfortunately I am unable to tell you what it is. I think it's a light reflex from your camera perhaps ?

SombraKnight said...

I know that it is caused by ice crystals refracting sunlight in the clouds. Is that was is called an Ice Crystal Halo?

Bond said...

It appears to be a light refraction...
the glare of the sun catching the lens at a certain angle...


HAPPY WW

Come on by and sit on THE COUCH sometime

tnchick said...

Simply stunning... and what a great capture

I posted a WW, too =)

amy said...

i love those colors..thats great..thanks

mine is up

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

I think it has something to do with ice crystals as well.

Connie said...

absolutely beautiful!

tiggerprr said...

not sure what it is, but it sure is lovely! :)