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The Invergordon Archive

Unusual Clouds
The Invergordon Archive
Unusual Clouds

These clouds are similar to those shown in picture #783. They were photographed in January 2000 and were visible for about an hour at sunset. They occur in very cold conditions at an altitude of 9 to 16 miles. They are called "nacreous" clouds, after the old term "nacre" which means "mother of pearl".
Picture added on 29 January 2009
It's very beautiful, like a silk screenprint.
Added by Liz Adam nee Askew on 29 January 2009
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