Sort of a rainbow…

I’m not sure what the technical term for this rainbow-type thing is. I looked at an

atmospheric optics web site

and came to the conclusion that it could be a

sundog

/

parhelien

. There’s more info on the site about how they are formed, how often, etc. I took the photo at around 5:20 p.m. I added a lot of contrast and saturation to define the formation better. Cameras tend to flatten contrast (unless

of course

the camera is set to high contrast) to capture the most detail. My eye could see the colors and definition of the formation, my camera barely did.

I was on the flats near the McQueen Club looking west towards the Big M.

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