This rare fire rainbow cloud over Rio de Janeiro looks like a fireball striking through the Brazilian sky – May 16 2014

During this business trip in Brazil, I did not only make new networking connections, but also experienced two amazing natural phenomena: the mystical Iguazu Falls and a rare fireball-like fire rainbow cloud over Rio.

Followers of this blog know that I was in Brazil (Iguazu Falls) for business the last ten days or so. During my spare time I was able to visit the amazing Iguazu Falls, elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Simply magical!

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Fire rainbow cloud photographed during flight over Rio (Brazil) in May 16 2014. Photo: Strange Sounds

On May 16, 2014, just before sunset, during my back flight from the city of Iguazú Falls to Rio de Janeiro, and just five minutes before landing, I also experienced a rare fire rainbow cloud, also known as circumhorizontal arc, which was looking like a colored fireball striking through the Brazilian sky!

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Look at the trail… It really looks like a rainbow fireball over Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Strange Sounds

Yeah, this elongated and colored cloud looked like a giant fireball crossing the sky of Rio to reach the sun! But it wasn’t moving! We were preparing for landing!

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Rare cloud formation spotted in Brazil: Fire rainbow in Rio’s sky on May 16 2014. Photo: Strange Sounds

You can learn how these multicolor clouds form here.

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