Magical skies

Friday, February 05, 2016

Nacreous clouds over Norfolk
On Tuesday morning I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked out of the window and saw the sky alive with magical sparkling clouds! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be lucky enough to see such a sight. I'm fascinated by the Aurora Borealis and while it holds the only kind of lure which would make me briefly consider travelling to see it, does not amount to enough for me to make any plans. This is as close as I'm going to get to the dancing lights in the sky. 
I'll be honest, I had no idea what was going on. C advised me the light was something to do with ice crystals in the sky and the way the light is refracted, but I was too distracted to really digest it. Later on I looked up what on Earth was happening overhead and apparently these are nacreous formations which indeed are caused by water droplets at really low temperatures.  They are also known as mother of pearl clouds due to their iridescent sheen and thought of in the same breath as the Aurora Borealis. My heart is full of such love.
Incredible! We were so lucky to witness something so rare.
Did you spot magic in the sky this week too?

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