Heavenly Signs: The Skies Opened Up as if it Were the End of Times: A Stunning Cloud Formation Forms in Costa Rica (Pics and Video)

ESCAZU, Costa Rica,– A colorful cloud formation over Costa Rica was labeled by some as a sign of the rapture, but experts said the phenomenon is known as “cloud iridescence.”

The cloud formation, which appeared in photos and video posted to social media, was reported Tuesday afternoon in the sky over San Jose, Parrita, Pavas, Escazu and Hatillo. Coincidentally, the sighting occurred on the country’s Independence Day.

Many witnesses took to social media to post photos and video of the luminous cloud formation, with some even noting that it looked like an “end of times” scene.

Resident Joey Petit said that he and his family were at the playground in Escazu for an Independence Day festival when his 11-year-old son, Ariel Joseph Petit first noticed the strange cloud.

“He immediately grabbed the camera and started taking video and photos,” he said. “We were just so amazed. We had no idea what it was and we’d never seen anything like it.”

Another Escazu resident, Jessie Montealegre, said she was also was amazed by the sky phenomenon.

“It was breathtaking,” she said. “It’s like a sign of God.”


A rare phenomenon known as “cloud iridescence” was seen over several Costa Rican cities Tuesday afternoon.

“The skies opened up as if it were the end of times — It was truly a beautiful glimpse of what our God has in store for us on the day he comes back,” YouTuber Jessielou121 wrote in her video’s description.

However, experts said the cloud has a less divine explanation — a rare phenomenon known as “cloud iridescence.”

Eladio Solano, a meteorologist with Costa Rica’s National Meteorological Institute,told Teletica news the colorful effect is caused by the sun’s light being refracted by water droplets and ice crystals in the cloud.

One woman who posted a video of the formation to YouTube said the cloud over Escazu looked “like the end of times.”


The process led to the creation of a cloud formation dubbed a “fire rainbow” in the sky over South Carolina last month.

Cloud formation dubbed a “fire rainbow

Cloud iridescence can sometimes cause the frozen portion of the cloud to sink in the sky, creating a “fallstreak hole” such as the one photographed over Australia in November of last year.


A similar formation over California in May 2014 was attributed to an airplane punching a hole in a cloud and leading to an iridescence effect.



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And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke -Acts 2:19 (KJV).

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork -Psalm 19:1 (KJV).

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee – Isaiah 60:1 (KJV). 

Scripture also describes the Skies At the End of Time

And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. – Revelation 6:14 (KJV). 

And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. – Isaiah 34:4 (KJV). 

Walk in the Light of Christ

Ephesians 5

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

The Meaning of the Rainbow

  • The rainbow is a covenant of God, and was given after judgment and the baptism of the earth.  It is an everlasting promise that God will never flood the earth again.  But it is also a symbolic representation that God is the one who judges all the world, who is in control, and we are must humble ourselves to him!  Take heed nations, turn your hearts toward God, the return of our King is drawing close.  Jesus is the truth, the light, the way!

And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth. -Genesis 9:12-17 (KJV).

As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake. – Ezekiel 1:28 (KJV).

And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. – Revelation 4:3 (KJV).

And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: –  Revelation 10:1 (KJV).


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