Stunning footage shows ‘pilot’s glory’ surrounding shadow of moving aircraft

A fully circular rainbow has been seen surrounding the shadow of an aircraft cast upon the clouds as it moves across the sky.

Photographer Rich Cruise filmed the optical display, known as “pilot’s glory” or “pilot’s halo”, while flying over Portland in Oregon.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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