Definition of Iridescence

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Iridescence

The term 'Iridescence' as it applies to the area of the weather can be defined as ' Brilliant spots or borders of colors in clouds, usually red and green, caused by diffraction of light by small cloud particles. The phenomenon is usually observed in thin cirrus clouds within about 30 of the sun and is characterized by bands of color in the cloud that contour the cloud edges'.

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