Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Look up to the skies and see....

Last night whilst at work, it was very stormy and the sky was amazing! These photos were taken at 5.20pm. Apparently it's a  very rare occurrence to see these so called 'mother of pearl' clouds. Something to do with ice crystals 50000 feet high. Or something! It was very pretty but also quite menacing! 
These pictures were taken at the back of the school hall. 
Look at the gorgeous colours! 



Storm clouds are gathering! 

Like Aliens are coming! 

Then, we looked at the front of the school hall and bizarrely it looked like a hot summer's day, with clear blue sky and white fluffy clouds. It was 5.20pm. The street lights are on. 
 
How weird!!! 
And here is at the side of the school hall, where the two skies met. 
You can see the distinct line. I've never seen anything like it. Have you? 

Lots of love from 
Rachel *crick in my neck* Radiostar xx 





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  1. Beautiful sky pictures. My favorite is no5
    Carolx

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    1. I literally took about 50 photos Carol, it was really difficult to choose.

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  2. They were showing this on the tea time news tonight. I didn't hear the explanation as there was too much noise (xbox, need I say more?) So thanks to you I now know why it was featured.Nit just a teacher of our future generations Rachel!

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    1. I missed it on the news Bridget. I couldn't stop gazing up at the sky! It was mesmerising.

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  3. Really lovely - a privilege to see it.
    J x

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  4. Lovely photo's, they were talking about the beautiful colours on the news today

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  5. Post script.
    "
    Most of our clouds form within the troposphere, which is up to around 10 miles. However, nacreous clouds form within the very cold stratosphere (above the troposphere) during winter and in the skies above the Polar regions. Because of this, they are rare to see here in the UK.
    Formed of ice crystals, nacreous clouds have a colourful, iridescent appearance - in fact, they are sometimes referred to as "mother-of-pearl clouds". When shining at a certain angle, sunlight diffracts as it passes through the crystals, creating stunning colours. As they are so high up in the atmosphere, they shine brightly and are most obvious around sunrise and dawn."

    Copied and pasted this information from the BBC website written by Simon King. Fascinating!!

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  6. Truly fascinating and very beautiful, but as you say, also a little menacing. xx

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    1. We were a bit fearful for our lives lol

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  7. That's one cool sky!! Thanks also for the Freddie Mercury intro. (I have that right, don't I?) I know have it in my head. -Jenn

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  8. Hope the crick in the neck has now gone! Lovely photos

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    1. Yep! Boring old grey now! Nowt to look up to!

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  9. Those photos are lovely. Didn't see anything myself but really wish I had. One of the things I'd love to see is the Aurora Borealis. Looks like you've been lucky enough to see it or something similar. xx

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    1. That's a big wish of mine too Suzanne X

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  10. Beautiful skies! my brother has captured some great shots of the skies around here too so many changing patterns. :) x

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  11. Wow, fantastic pics. What a wonderful sky. On a different note , glad you bought the wool too. I, naturally, bought two as I haven't got enough carrier bags of wool, fabric and half finished projects yet. Was vair impressed by your day at the races and your brilliant description of it. PennyLxx

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    1. Wool collecting is a serious business!!

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