22nd Oct, 2017

Polar visitors seen in skies over South Warwickshire

Leamington Editorial 2nd Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE SKIES of Warwickshire had some unusual visitors yesterday evening (Monday).

Nacreous clouds – otherwise known as mother-of-pearl-clouds – were photographed by readers Raymond Borkowski in Rugby and Lee Seager in Lighthorne.

The Northern Lights-like clouds normally occur in the stratosphere over the Poles during the Polar winter, when temperatures are extremely cold (-78 degrees celsius or below).

The clouds were a mix of blues, purples, greens and yellows.

The phenomenon – which is rare to see in the UK – lasted about 30 minutes.

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