A mysterious astrological phenomenon was recently spotted in the skies over Costa Rica, leaving residents in awestruck wonder.
A local of a town where the cloud was viewable overhead saw something heavenly in the unusual cloud formation.
"It was breathtaking," Jessie Montealegre said. "It’s like a sign of God."
The magnificently colored clouds were formed by a rare meteorological occurrence called cloud iridescence, caused when the sun's light is refracted through drops of water. This kind of luminescence was spotted last month in South Carolina in what was described as a "fire rainbow". See more incredible photos of nature here.