The sky of South Carolina lights up with a wondrous sight.
Posted in , Aug 20, 2015
I’m always on the hunt for miracles and “mysterious ways.” So much so that it’s now a running joke with my friends and family. Whenever something wondrous or mildly mysterious happens, we’ll turn to each other and say, “mysterious ways?”
Yesterday, my sister Priscilla messaged me just that. She had taken a break from work and was scrolling through Facebook when she saw something that caught her attention. A post from an old co-worker that said: “...And we wonder if there is a God!!!”
The post was a link to an article about a fire rainbow, or circumhorizontal arc, that recently appeared in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Yes, you read that correctly. A fire rainbow!
Apparently the phenomenon is quite unusual.
“To produce the rainbow colors the sun's rays must enter the ice crystals at a precise angle to give the prism effect of the color spectrum," meteorologist Justin Lock told CBS station WCSC. "Again, it has to do with getting the precise angle."
The fire rainbow in Mount Pleasant looked somewhat like a rainbow-hued fish tail. (Although, I’m sure my friends at Angels on Earth magazine would say it looks more like angel wings!)
Whatever you see, though, it’s pretty remarkable. A natural miracle. No wonder those who witnessed it were simply blown away.
“The world today is so full [of] strife,” spectator Tiffany Jenks told CBS News, “but just for that brief moment–when looking at the fire rainbow myself, the others around me and those seeing the photo–I seemed to step back and remember how beautiful our planet really is and how blessed we are to be a part of it.”
Or, as Priscilla’s co-worker said in her Facebook post, “...And we wonder if there is a God!!!”
What about you? What do you see in the fire rainbow photo? Share your thoughts below.