17 Jun '11, 3pm

Bizarre swirly rainbow in Washington sky captured in photo

Bizarre swirly rainbow in Washington sky captured in photo

RAINBOW CLOUD: A bright display in the clouds. (Photo: Del Zane) A colorful apparition materialized over Washington this week; the rarely glimpsed, rainbow-tinted specter appeared and vanished in the space of just minutes. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share Fortunately for anyone who didn't look up at precisely the right moment, an enterprising resident of Anacortes, a small town about 80 miles (128 kilometers) north of Seattle, captured the mysterious light show on film . "My wife said, 'Wow, look at that! Too bad you don't have your camera,'" said Del Zane, a retired software executive and photographer. The couple was in the car after a morning bike ride and lunch — and just a half-mile from home. "So I just gunned it," Zane said. A few mi...

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