Saturday, December 31, 2016

Rare Clouds Forming in the Stratosphere

Source - Space Weather News for Jan. 1, 2017:

POLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS: Earth's stratosphere is normally free of clouds. Not this weekend, though. Observers around the Arctic Circle are reporting an outbreak of brilliantly-colored polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs). Some PSCs are associated with the destruction of ozone and can even cause regional ozone holes. The clouds observers are seeing now are so beautiful, they rival the auroras as must-see wonders of the Arctic.

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