A rare cloud formation shone like a pink jellyfish over Costa Rica earlier this week wowing spectators.
The clouds could be seen from the capital San José and west towards the Pacific Ocean.
Marcelo Morales Betancohur, a resident of Escazu, was celebrating Costa Rica’s Independence Day when he spotted the cloud, took a photo and posted it on Instagram. He included the hashtag #ElcieloExtraño, meaning “strange sky.”
Many people responded with online comments suggesting it was an act of divinity.
“Yes, it IS like the Lord is going to come through those clouds,” wrote Instagram user michelle.nemphos.
Another commented, “Fraction of heavenly glory, beautiful!”
And then there’s Instagram user heisenberg_d_ace, who wrote, “Pretty dope cloud in Costa Rica…”
Scientists call the phenomenon “cloud iridescence.”
Eladio Solano, a meteorologist at the National Meteorological Institute, explained to Teletica that iridescence occurs when sunlight refracts just right off the drops of water and ice in the clouds.