Noctilucent clouds are the highest in Earth’s atmosphere, of Caithness (Scotland)


They are the highest clouds in Earth’s atmosphere , they’re located in the mesosphere at altitudes of about 80 km, and they’re visible only under rare conditions : admire them in timelapse today!

Also known as Polar mesospheric Clouds (initials PMC), they are an atmospheric cloudy phenomenon visible during forwarded twilight . It can be observed with greater frequency in the summer months at latitudes between 50 ° and 70 ° , both north and south of the equator.

Noctilucent clouds are correlated with solar minima, ie their number increases when the number of sunspots decrease and vice versa. – Wikipedia

They’re an extremely fascinating spectacle of nature, as well as a meteorological phenomenon that is not completely understood!

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Extremely rare and poignant images to be enjoyed in full HD at full screen!


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