Tacana Summit with Tajumulco Irisation

Tacana Summit with Tajumulco Irisation

As the sun rose over Tacana, a great streak of Irisation formed in the clouds over Tajumulco. Irisation looks like a rainbow trapped within a cloud and forms when raindrops of equal size refract the sun's light. This was only the second time I had ever seen this amazing phenomenon.
on Oct 19, 2008 12:19 pm
Image Type(s): Hiking
Image ID: 454899


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ChristianRodriguez - Jul 2, 2009 9:21 pm - Voted 10/10


I love this picture.


BLong - Aug 6, 2009 11:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: nice!!

Thanks Christian!

Yeah the Irisation is really rare and amazing to see in person. I have only seen it a couple of time in the mountains.

Here is some information on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irisation


EricChu - Sep 4, 2010 3:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome photography!

This really takes my breath away!

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