'Fire Rainbows' are neither fire, nor rainbows, but are so called because of their brilliant colors and flame like appearance. Technically they are known as circum-horizontal arcs, optical phenomena due to ice haloes formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumhorizontal_arc Image source unknown #Weather #Fire_Rainbow
Icy Finger of Death Filmed for the First Time Like a lightning bolt hurled down from Mount Olympus, an icy “finger of death” strikes at sea life beneath the Antarctic ice shelf in what is surely one of the most jaw-dropping natural history sequences ever filmed.
Exactly why you should not stand under a tree in the rain. Wow - the lightning strike follows all the way along the roots... we've had a lot of lightning here in Houston the past two weeks. Glad I wasn't hanging out under that tree at the bus stop.