Rainbow Clouds Over Dublin on a Morning Mini-Vacation

Rainbow Clouds over Dublin Ireland
Looking incredulously at the sky on a cold winter's morning in Dublin, I was tempted to believe I was seeing the Northern Lights. I knew it was too good to be true. It turns out that what I was really seeing was a phenomenon called 'rainbow clouds' or cloud iridescence. The combination of morning sun riding low in the winter sky and small ice crystals in the clouds diffract the light to create a rainbow effect. As you can see, the result is truly stunning.

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Rainbow Clouds over Dublin Ireland
We encountered the rainbow clouds on a morning walk through Ballsbridge. As VacationCounts advocates, it's a great idea to turn a part of every day into a mini-vacation. Our morning walks epitomize this. 
Rainbow Clouds over Dublin Ireland - River Dodder
As you can see, getting up a bit early to take a walk before work can lead to unexpected and delightful surprises.
Rainbow Clouds over Dublin Ireland - River Dodder
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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: Rainbow Clouds Over Dublin on a Morning Mini-Vacation
Rainbow Clouds Over Dublin on a Morning Mini-Vacation
Photos of rainbow clouds over Dublin, Ireland. Written by Dublin-based travel blogger, Jennifer (aka Dr. J), from Sidewalk Safari.
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