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Photo: Bald eagle and afternoon iridescent clouds

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 5:11pm MDT

One of our friends was hanging out along the South Platte again this afternoon.  Had to shoot pictures into the sun but with the iridescent clouds in the background it looks really cool.

Cloud iridescence is caused by clouds (usually cirrus) that have small water droplets or ice crystals in them causing the light to be diffracted, or spread out. The phenomena is much like the rainbow colors seen with oil in water.

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A bald eagles rests in a tree along the South Platte River. (ThorntonWeather.com)

A bald eagles rests in a tree along the South Platte River. (ThorntonWeather.com)

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