Strange colours & light over Niagara, Ontario, Canada today.
The heat continues in the area and there was no rain. Cirrus clouds have been idling by all day in the light, warm breeze.
Cirrus clouds (cloud classification symbol: Ci) are a genus of atmospheric clouds generally characterized by thin, wispy strands, giving them their name from the Latin word cirrus meaning a ringlet or curling lock of hair. The strands of cloud sometimes appear in tufts of a distinctive form referred to by the common name of mares’ tails.
Cirrus clouds generally appear white or light grey in color. They form when water vapor undergoes deposition at altitudes above 5,000 m (16,500 ft) in temperate regions and above 6,100 m (20,000 ft) in tropical regions. They also form from the outflow of tropical cyclones or the anvils of cumulonimbus clouds. Since these cirrus clouds arrive in advance of the frontal system or tropical cyclone, they indicate that the weather conditions may soon deteriorate. While they indicate the arrival of precipitation (rain), cirrus clouds themselves produce only fall streaks (falling ice crystals that evaporate before landing on the ground).
What was interesting was that there had to be a correlation with the composition of the clouds and how light was refracted through them. Most likely, these clouds were composed of solid ice particles.
There could be many other explanations, which I encourage readers to leave their comments about.
Was hoping some kind of unidentified flying object or meteor would fly by at the same time but, alas, not.
But what do I know?