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Rainbow cloud surprises Guadalajara: What is this phenomenon about?

This week was recorded Guadalajara Jalisco the formation of a iridescent Cloud, that amazed the inhabitants and visitors.

These colored clouds are produced as a result of the diffraction of sunlight, by impinging on the particles of the cloud. When the Sun is hidden by thick clouds, the thinner ones diffract the sunlight, and they cause shades of colors typical of a rainbowyes

The meteorological phenomenon occurred around 7:00 p.m. last Thursday, September 1, and it was appreciated more clearly to the east of the Guadalajara metropolitan area.

The iridescent cloud prompted some social media users to capture the moment and share it on social media. While the weather reports referred only to storm clouds in the Forest Spring Y Tlajomulco de Zuniga and its surroundings.

Among the reports of iridescent clouds in the country, those of last May in Veracruzwhere representatives of its meteorological institute reported that the cloud formations were composed of ice crystals, which coincided with the angle of radiation of the sun’s rays, causing refractions with a range of colors.

The optical phenomenon is also known as rainbow cloud or fire rainbow, and has a short life. On the other hand, information from the Meteorological Institute of the University of Guadalajara states that this type of cloud is usually an indicator of weather conditions considered adverse, in the case of strong storms, abundant in water

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