Anyone looking towards Cape Hawke from Forster or Tuncurry were treated to an unusual sight.
A rainbow or iridescence water filled cloud exploded onto the afternoon sky with a colourful display.
Iridescent clouds, known as "fire rainbows" or "rainbow clouds," occur when sunlight diffracts off water droplets in the atmosphere.
Forster tradie, Steve Nibbs captured the image from Point Road, Tuncurry just before 2pm.
"I have seen them before, but not around here," Steve said.
"I was pretty surprised to see it.
"It's not something you see around here very often."
Just like traditional rainbows, iridescent clouds usually accompany thunderstorms.
Sadly, not this one.