Nacreous Clouds, England



Nacreous clouds do occur at lower latitudes, they have been visible over England at least twice since 1996.

A gale was blowing and the sun was setting on January 29th 2000 as this nacreous cloud glowed like an electric discharge.

It was likely 15-25 km high and far above the apparently close by creamy coloured cirrus cloud and the dark storm clouds.

Nearly half an hour later the high nacreous clouds were still in sunlight.

Photos Les Cowley.