Viewers send in photos of ‘iridescent cloud’ phenomenon in Hilton Head


Viewers in Hilton Head sent in photos on Thursday of what they described as a “fire rainbow.”

According to WSAV Chief Meteorologist Kris Allred, they are actually called iridescent clouds. These are caused by small water droplets or small ice crystals individually scattering light. 

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