Southern Utah sky watchers capture 'magical' fire rainbow

Photo shows a “fire rainbow” or circumhorizontal arc above Washington Fields, Washington, Sunday.

Photo shows a “fire rainbow” or circumhorizontal arc above Washington Fields, Washington, Sunday. (Liz and Brian Baker, St. George News)


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WASHINGTON, Utah— Brian and Liz Baker have been self-admitted sky watchers for over six decades. But around noon on Sunday, they saw something in the skies above Washington Fields they say they have never seen: a band of prism colors.

At first, they thought they saw a sun dog – a refraction of light through ice crystals.

But it was something much rarer than a sun dog. They were looking at a fire rainbow.

"I've only ever seen this one fire rainbow in my 67 years of sky watching," said Brian Baker, who supplied the images to St. George News.

The Bakers' bedroom window overlooks a field directly west of Staheli Farms, and Brian said his wife was looking out at the sky when she noticed something.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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