No, this isn't an upside-down rainbow, and the photographer hasn't faked the picture. It's an unusual phenomenon caused by sunlight shining through a thin, invisible screen of tiny ice crystals high in the sky and has nothing at all to do with the rain. Andrew G. Saffas, a Concord artist and photographer, saw the colorful arc at 3:51 p.m. on a beautiful day recently when a slight rain had fallen in the morning. He thought it was a rainbow, created by raindrops refracting sunlight the way glass prisms refract any bright beam of light. Instead, what Saffas saw was what scientists call a circumzenithal arc, according to physicist Joe Jordan. The flat, six-sided ice crystals that cause the arcs are no larger than salt grains and usually form in the cold haze of wispy cirrus clouds about 5 miles (8 km) up, said Jordan. When the sun is low in the afternoon sky on a hazy day -- even though the sky appears bright blue -- sunlight can hit the flat face of the ice particles at a slant. Then the rays bend within each crystal and emerge with the colors appearing separated into all the rainbow colors of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. But, said Jordan, the colors in those arcs appear in the opposite position from the colors in rainbows: In zenithal arcs, as in Saffas' image, the red hues are on the bottom and the blue and violet are on the top. The arcs appear to terminate where the millions of ice crystals end, he said.
EastsheenCubes take multiple mini-cubes and join them together to form one crazy looking version of the classic mindbender. With the cubes intersecting one another, I’m betting that complicates things just a little bit.
This three-story house is moved slowly through Pensacola Bay near the Pensacola Country Club and Gulf Course Friday morning. Neighbors say the house belongs to Judge Bill White and his wife Peggy and was transported from Perdido Key to replace a house lost during Hurricane Ivan.
You may wonder why I used this flag for a picture. I have another "All Family" blog tied to this blog and what image I use has to be appropriate for that blog. Otherwise one image two blogs. It’s called FUNNY & MORE. Feel free to check it out but remember it's an "All Family" blog so if you post a comment NO SWEARING
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: THIS SITE IS INTENDED FOR ADULT AUDIENCES! By using this website, you declare under penalty of perjury that you are at least 18 years of age and accessing this site from a location where such material is legal to view and possess. Links contained herein not endorsed by or monitored by webmaster. This website has some satire. Satire is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. Some linked pages may or may not contain offensive material, we take no responsibility or assume liability for their content or views contained therein and we do not monitor linked content.
FAIR USE NOTICE: These documents MAY contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. This non-profit use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. This site recognizes first amendment rights to free speech in the United States of America.