Glowing polar stratospheric clouds wow stargazers in Scotland and UK

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These glowing polar stratospheric clouds were spotted floating over the UK on January 29, 2016.

That’s the second sighting in two days after those spotted over Murmansk on Wednesday morning.

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Paul Via Meteo Europe

These nacreous clouds were captured from Aberdeen to Stoneheaven, Scotland, UK by lucky stargazers.

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Martin Via Meteo Europe

The mother-of-pearl clouds appeared in the sky before sunrise and were highly glowing and reflective.

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Martin Via Meteo Europe

Polar stratospheric clouds form in the winter polar stratosphere between altitudes of 15000-25000 meters.

They are best observed during twilight and form at very low temperatures, below -78°C.

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Lindsay Anderson via Biserka Anderson

And here some more from Twitter:

So intense. They are also called nacreous clouds in relation to the colours seen on the inside of an oyster shell.

Here a video of the awesome clouds over Stonehaven.

Have you seen these beautiful ‪‎Polar‬ ‎Stratospheric‬ clouds this morning as well?

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