Rainbow clouds? Storm Team 11’s Mark Reynolds and Jeremy Eisenzopf explain

TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL) – Some of you may have looked up and saw a colorful sky this afternoon.

Storm Team 11 Meteorologist’s Mark Reynolds and Jeremy Eisenzopf explained the clouds — which had a rainbow coloring.

Mark said this cloud phenomenon happens when the sunlight passes through the ice crystals in the cirrus cloud and the ice crystals refract the light. The light then spreads out in the form of a rainbow, arc or an arch.

We even had a cloud in the area that resembled an angel on Wednesday.

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