The Snarky Psychopomp

Boy, you're gonna carry that weight




circumhorizontal arcs photographed by (click pic) david england, andy cripe, del zane, todd sackmann and brandon rios. this atmospheric phenomenon, otherwise known as a fire rainbow, is created when light from a sun that is at least 58 degrees above the horizon passes through the hexagonal ice crystals that form cirrus clouds which, because of quick cloud formation, have become horizontally aligned. (see also: previous cloud posts)

Beautiful. Now would someone please explain the B-17?

I’m pretty sure several B-17s and other WWII bombers have been converted into atmospheric research planes, because their visibility, cabin space, and cargo capacity are great for that job.