This morning, the sky of Murmansk was colored by rare nacreous clouds.
These awesome polar stratospheric clouds look like giant iridescent anticrepuscular rays.
Look at these amazing pictures by Vitaly Makarov
Residents of Murmansk, Russia were lucky enough to wake up and discover rare nacreous floating at sunrise on January 27, 2016.
They look like anticrepuscular rays but as you can see they formed much higher than the tropospheric clouds.
According to photographer Vitaly Makarov, this is the best polar stratospheric cloud event over Murmansk since 2008.
These polar stratospheric clouds are incredibly bright with vivid and slowly shifting iridescent colours.
The majestic clouds stand in almost the same place in the very frigid regions of the lower stratosphere – 15 – 25 km (9 -16 mile) high.
Nacreous clouds, also called mother-of-pearl clouds, are rare but once seen are never forgotten.
In this case, it’s totally true! Do you remember the polar stratospheric clouds’ outbreak of December 2015?