Qatar Airways plane creates amazing rainbow 'contrail' in the sky .

A Qatar Airways plane was caught brightening up the skies with a spectacular rainbow trail from its wings.
The aircraft was spotted emitting the incredible multi-coloured clouds, also known as a rainbow contrail, as it flew over Bamberg, Germany. The phenomenal sight was captured by German photographer Nick Beyersdorf, 20, as he stood 26,000 ft beneath the aircraft in his back garden with his mother.
Describing the moment he was able to catch the rainbow contrail, Mr Beyersdorf, who has been planed spotting for the past five years, said: 'This is hands down the best picture I've taken in this year and I think nothing will beat it. 'It is just awesome that 600 tons of aluminium can fly that high above you. Due to the atmospheric conditions, it was producing a contrail that started from the wings.' And due to the sun's angle, the contrail reflected the light perfectly to create a rainbow effect.' Mr Beyersdorf, who is experienced in air photography, said he was 'overwhelmed and speechless' after capturing 'the contrail reflecting the light perfectly to create the rainbow effect'.He added: 'I was in the garden with my mother and I got my camera with me because I saw a Qatar Airways plane appearing over the neighbour's house.' And I saw that it had an interesting contrail behind it.' It wasn't starting like normal contrails from the engines but from the wings.' So I took quite a few pictures. Due to the angle of the sun, the contrail started to get rainbow colours.' I adjusted the settings of the camera slightly to make sure I could get the best shot.' Then I saw that there were big condensation clouds from the wings and I took a lot more pictures.' A normal contrail is a line of cloud produced by the jet exhaust of an aircraft as it travels at high speeds through the sky and is made of ice particles due to the freezing temperatures at high altitude. The condensation trail is formed as water vapour, some of which is emitted from the engine and some of which comes from the air around the aircraft begin to condense and freeze around particles in the air. The clouds are made of ice particles due to the freezing temperatures at high altitudes. When a contrail forms near the sun, it is able to reflect the light given off from the sun's rays in order to emit a colourful spectrum in the air. The iridescent cloud, which is a diffraction phenomenon caused by small water droplets or small ice crystals, individually scatters the light to reveal a rainbow. The gasses emitted from the aircraft that help from a contrail are Carbon dioxide, water vapour, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons such as methane, sulfate and soot and metal particles. While the phenomena were first spotted during high-altitude flights in the 1920s, it was only during the Second World War that interest around the clouds increased as it allowed bombers to be spotted from miles away.