'Fire rainbow': Summer sun creates a dazzling display in the sky

Posted at 10:03 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 10:03:09-04

(CNN) - There likely was no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, but it has become a social media sensation.

Maria Allegrini captured the image of a circumhorizontal arc -- more commonly known as a "fire rainbow."

The colorful display could be seen in the sky Wednesday in New Hampshire.

The National Weather Service describes the phenomenon as a refraction of sunlight by ice crystals.

It often occurs in the summer when the sun is high in the sky.

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