'Rainbow cloud' appears in sky in Wilsonville - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

'Rainbow cloud' appears in the sky over Wilsonville

Photo: Jessica Smith Photo: Jessica Smith
Photo: Ryan McCarthy Photo: Ryan McCarthy

Did you see a strange rainbow-like cloud in the sky on Friday?

You weren't alone.

A number of FOX 12 viewers shared their photos of the rainbow cloud. Most of the reports centered in the Wilsonville area.

PHOTOS: Rainbow cloud in Wilsonville

FOX 12 meteorologist Stephanie Kralevich said it's a fragment of a circumhorizontal arc, which is an optical phenomenon formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high cirrus clouds.

The clouds are common this time of year when the sun is high in the sky and high, thin clouds move by.

Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly