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Otherworldly Natural Phenomenon Spotted in Kuantan Skies and It’s Absolutely Breathtaking!

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Source: Carl Min Yuen
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Malaysia is definitely blessed with some gorgeous geographical landscapes and now we can even add aurora-like sky phenomenon to the list!

Yesterday evening (12 October), residents of the Pahang city of Kuantan witnessed something gorgeous in their skies that can only be categorised as out of this world. I mean, just take a look at these pictures below!

 

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Source: Carl Min Yuen

Photographer Captures Gorgeous Rare Natural Phenomenon in Malaysia - WORLD OF BUZZ
Source: Carl Min Yuen

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Source: Carl Min Yuen

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Source: Carl Min Yuen

Shared to us by a local Kuantan resident named Carl Min Yuen, the evening skies of his home city look as if it’s a gateway to another realm with colourful rainbow-like auras exuding from the clouds!

Scientifically referred to as Circumhorizontal Arc or more colloquially called ‘Fire Rainbow’, this is a very rare phenomenon, especially in this part of the world! Carl even managed to record a video of the ‘Fire Rainbow’ lighting up the skies here:

Source: Carl Min Yuen

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Source: Carl Min Yuen

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Source: Carl Min Yuen

Absolutely stunning! According to ZME Science, Circumhorizontal Arc is an optical phenomenon formed by sunlight being refracted by the ice crystals found inside cirrus clouds. It doesn’t matter how big or small these crystals are, the only important thing is that it has the correct orientation. This means that the light from the sun needs to shine through a very specific crystal in the clouds at a very specific angle, hence why encountering this optical phenomenon is very rare!

Well, we’re absolutely lucky that Carl managed to snap photos and videos of this phenomenon then!

Source: Carl Min Yuen

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Source: Carl Min Yuen

Have you seen anything like this before anywhere in Malaysia? Share your stories or even better, your pictures in the comments section below!

 

Also read: Breathtaking Viral Pics of Aurora-Like Clouds in Bangsar Turn Out To Be Rare Weather Phenomenon

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