The date was September 15th (Costa Rica Independence Day)
The location: Escazu Costa Rica
The clouds were seen above San Jose, Parrita, Pavas, Escazu and Hatillo, according to social media and shared across Instagram by those who saw he sky above Escazu on Tuesday.
Lots of discussion around the photos, explanations range from "the end of times" to cloud ships.
The official explanation - clouds were caused by a rare weather phenomenon called 'cloud iridescence'.
No matter which option you choose, you gotta admit
It was spectacularly beautiful!
Congrats to Costa Rica on its Independence Day - the anniversary of declaration of independence from Spain in 1821
Here is the "end of times" video that made such an impact on Facebook
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Independence Day photo 2015 photo source