February 22, 2016

Noctilucent Clouds over Sunderland

Taken on 7 July 2014 from Seaburn Beach, Sunderland in the North of England. The photographer had seen nightly displays of noctilucent clouds for up to seven days prior to taking this shot – his first attempt at astrophotography - of the most vibrant display he witnessed. Noctilucent clouds are the highest clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere and form above 200,000 ft.

Image Credit & Copyright: Matt Robinson
Explanation by: Royal Observatory Greenwich

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