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‘Mother of pearl’ clouds enthrall skywatchers

Over the past few days, conditions in the upper parts of the atmosphere have allowed us to be treated to a rare glimpse of Nacreous Clouds. What are they? Found in the lower stratosphere, these clouds are mainly seen over … Continue reading

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Nacreous or ‘mother of pearl’ cloud sightings

Yesterday there was several sightings of an iridescent cloud in Scotland shared with us on Twitter and Facebook. As we did not observe the cloud ourselves and are only seeing the pictures, it’s not possible to be 100% certain, however … Continue reading

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