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Stunning ‘Rainbow Clouds’ Spotted In Sky Over Ireland & Scotland

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Stunning ‘rainbow clouds’ have been spotted in the sky over Ireland and Scotland.

These rainbow-coloured clouds, also known as mother-of-pearl or polar stratospheric clouds, are usually seen at higher latitudes such as Scandinavia and northern Canada, but can apparently be created by severe winds and storms.

Storm Henry is said to be behind the creation of these multi coloured nacreous clouds which were were spotted by people in a number of places across Britain over the past few days

The clouds are quite rare in these parts of the world and are mostly visible within two hours after sunset or before dawn. They appeared as Storm Henry continued to batter the country.

 

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  • Steve

    Noticed these clouds in Hamilton, Scotland, at about 4:30pm when I was stuck in traffic. I got a picture of them on my phone, but it didn’t turn out as good as the ones here.