"Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to create clouds indoors by carefully regulating the space’s humidity, temperature and light. This intersection of science and art was recently named one of TIME magazine’s ‘Best Inventions of the Year 2012.’
The fluffy white clouds are summoned up temporarily using a fog machine, creating a surreal experience in the middle of a room. Smilde has created his clouds inside different types of locations, ranging from corridors and hallways, to bedrooms and common spaces.”
Taken last Thursday on Sanibel Island.
Okay, wait - I’ve lived in south Florida for years and have never seen this!
"In one of the most beautiful misnomers on the planet, "fire rainbows" are actually neither fire nor rainbows. Spotted in south Florida, these iridescent clouds contain water droplets of relatively uniform proportions, creating a rare event of colorful light diffraction.
Your average rainbow refracts light, bending it as the light passes at different speeds through different mediums, such as water, reports Our Amazing Planet. But fire rainbows diffract light, which causes the light waves to spread like rings.
A quickly developing thunderstorm in the area thrusted air to a higher altitude, through a layer of moisture. The effect created these prismatic clouds...”
Image courtesy of Ken Rotberg / WPTV