Per Dan Ashbach, this is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover.
Antarctica - carved by storms . . . Wind and Rain. My clients often feel like they are either in the midst of a storm or anticipating a storm or reeling from the after effects of a storm when they come to me. The things that get carved out of storms can be huge and beautiful,too. And, those things can take up much time and space.
Fire rainbows are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. For a fire rainbow to occur, cirrus clouds must be 20,000 feet in the air with the precise amount of ice crystals, and the sun must hit the clouds at 58 degrees