A Manitoba family encountered something unusual in the sky Wednesday afternoon, and made the quick decision to snap a photo.
Tanya Jonasson told Global News she was headed south on the #7 Highway between Komarno and Teulon, Man., when she and son Kienan Roche spotted something she described as looking like “the colours were rolling and floating in the clouds.”
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, the rainbow of colours the duo caught a glimpse of was an iridescent cloud — a colourful optical diffraction phenomenon.
Iridescence happens when similar-sized droplets or ice crystals individually scatter light, which is likely what Jonasson and Roche encountered in the Interlake Wednesday.
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