Rugby has close and colourful encounter with rare clouds - The Rugby Observer

Rugby has close and colourful encounter with rare clouds

Rugby Editorial 2nd Feb, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

THE SKIES above Rugby had some unusual visitors yesterday evening (Monday February 1).

Nacreous clouds – otherwise known as mother-of-pearl-clouds – were photographed by reader Raymond Borkowski from his home in Larkspur.

The Northern Lights-like clouds normally occur in the stratosphere over the Poles during the Polar winter, when temperatures are extremely cold (-78 degrees celsius or below). They are rarely seen in the UK.

Raymond said: “There were blues, purples, greens and yellows – this phenomenon lasted about 30 minutes.”

See below for more photos.


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