A relatively rare cloud formation caused an online sensation in Costa Rica on Tuesday. The rainbow cloud formation was captured by eyewitnesses on the ground and touted as “the end of days” and a “sign of God” by some online.

The cloud was spotted in the communities of San Jose, Parrita, Pavas, Escazu and Hatillo, according to ABC News.

Instead of signifying anything biblical, the cloud formation shown in videos and pictures occurred when a budding thunderstorm decided to put on a hat, which then dazzled in bright sunlight. Read more…

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