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Beautiful! Grand Canyon video shows rare cloud phenomenon

May 17, 2017, 5:25 AM | Updated: 11:19 am

PHOENIX — A time-lapse video published on Sunday shows a spectacle of clouds, sunrises, sunsets and lightning in and around the Grand Canyon.

The video, which was released as part of the SKYGLOW project that “explores the effects and dangers of urban light pollution,” reveals clouds sitting below the Grand Canyon’s rim.

Its description states that the effect is known as “full cloud inversion,” which occurs “on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air … in combination with moisture and condensation.”

It’s yet another mark of the northern Arizona destination’s scenic beauty, as the Grand Canyon was found to be Arizona’s most popular Instagram spot in 2016.

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