Stunning Iridescent Clouds Captured Above Siberia’s Belukha Mountain Is Something Out Of Fairy Tale

I’m sure we can all agree that there is definitely something magical about clouds and the way they float through the sky, but even more magical than that is the rare optical phenomenon of iridescent clouds.

Svetlana Kazina managed to capture these magical clouds and their stunning iridescent, bubble like colors floating above the Belukha Mountain (which is Siberia’s highest peak with a height of 4,506 metres/14,783ft) in the Altai Mountains where she lives.

Iridescent clouds, commonly known as rainbow clouds is a rare optical phenomenon which occurs when sunlight passes through water droplets in the earths atmosphere. Thin clouds that pass the sun allow for the light to travel through it creating rainbow colors. The sight is truly magical and not something that’s easy to forget.

This is what Kazina had to say about her photo’s of the magic clouds;

‘I pictured this beauty over Siberia’s highest peak, Belukha, early in the morning’, said Svetlana.

‘Rainbow clouds are a rare optical phenomenon when thin clouds close to the Sun change to spectral colours.

‘The clouds in my photos are so thin that they look more like lace.

‘The wind at this height was so strong that the cloud ‘lace’ changed every second.’

The Altai mountains in Southern Siberia definitely has a deep rooted magic to it. For those who love nature and want to escape the modern world taking a visit to the Altai mountains should be on your bucket list. Who knows, you might just see the Belukha mountain blow bubbles.

Iridescent Clouds Look Like Soap Bubbles, Belukha Mountain, Siberia | by Svetlana Kazina

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Here are some other photographs of the phenomenon:

Iridescent Clouds over ThamserkuWhy would a cloud appear to be different colors? A relatively rare phenomenon known as…

Posted by Big Bang To Dynamic Earth on Monday, 5 December 2016

Iridescent clouds today over parts of the region. Diffraction/scattering of light caused by cirrus clouds. 📸Kayla Hensley, Branchland, WV.

Posted by Josh Fitzpatrick on Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Iridescent Clouds over Sweden via NASA

Posted by Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

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