Sunday, 7 February 2016

Iridescent Clouds

Michael Leighton of Low Hutton captured these beautiful images of iridescent clouds on Tuesday 2nd February







Michael says:

I took them on Tuesday morning at sun rise and later on in the day at about 15.00

The effect is called cloud iridescence and is produced by high winds causing the water vapour in the cirrus clouds to freeze in small droplets and the sun light refracting through them.


Many thanks to Michael for sharing these remarkable pictures of a rare phenomenon!

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