WOW! RARE CLOUD FORMATION DAZZLES IN DONEGAL SKY

first_imgTHIS is something you won’t see too often – rare Mother of Pearl clouds in the skies above Co Donegal today.The amazing clouds, technically called polar stratospheric clouds or nacreous clouds usually occur at high latitudes, in places like Scandinavia, Iceland, Alaska and Northern Canada.The clouds, displaying the pastel colors of the rainbow, are formed high in the atmosphere, at heights of up 9 to 15 miles. The colors are created as ice crystals are formed at temperatures of around -121F. The clouds are normally associated with high winds. Our picture for Donegal Daily was taken by Emma Carr in Letterkenny.  WOW! RARE CLOUD FORMATION DAZZLES IN DONEGAL SKY was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalpolar stratospheric cloudslast_img read more