Very intense and rare sky phenomenon that looks like northern lights electrifies the sky over Romania


Another impressive light show surprised Azuga skywatchers as their skies started glowing in different very intense colors – like auroras – over the Bucegi Mountains last Sunday at sunset in Romania.

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Intense fire rainbow appears in the sky over Romania in February 2019. Picture via Facebook/Răzvan Neagoe

These insane rainbow clouds were captured by Razvan Neagoe.

Some will say this incredible spectacle is due to sun light refracting in ice crystals. Others will say this ‘winter rainbow’ is due to chemicals sprayed in the atmosphere.

The sky over Azuga is glowing up in different colors… Like during northern lights. Picture via Facebook/Răzvan Neagoe

In any cases, physics and chemistry will always baffle people!

And Răzvan Neagoe explains:

“I do not know how it was seen from other parts, but I think people in Azuga had the optimal position to watch this fiery show. Similar to northern lights, the phenomenon was dynamic, sometimes more intense, sometimes more pale and it lasted 20 minutes more or less just before sunset, when the glow turned red then orange before darkening.”

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  1. In June of 2014 in Montana, I noticed geoengineering spraying in the sky. As the trails widened into clouds, I looked hard at them. I wore a pair of good sunglasses that day because the sun was bright. But with the sunglasses on, I could see red and violet rainbow-like colors in this chemical vapor. I could not see it with the naked eye. The ‘clouds’ did have an oily-like sheen, but not nearly as prominent as this phenomenon pictured above in Romania.

    May not be the same thing, but definitely interesting. Great pics, Razvan.

    • true that you cant watch these colors without sunglass. i catched many times as well, even your camera can only capture through sunglass. keep on the observations and discuss with others!

  2. Oh it’s lovely! It’s refraction through SMALL droplets and crystals so the light scatters instead of forming a rainbow. Although that’s pretty neat too. This is rare. So no, this isn’t some giant chemical cloud. Relax. It’s beautiful.

    This from
    The irisation or iridescent colours are often brilliant, and resemble the colours observed on mother of pearl. Within about 10° from the Sun, diffraction is the main cause of irisation or iridescence. Beyond about 10°, however, interference is usually the predominant factor. Irisation or iridescence can extend to angles exceeding 40° from the Sun, and even at this angular distance, the colours may be brilliant.

    That isn’t to say they aren’t really spraying shit into the atmosphere.

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