Mother of Pearl

Da jeg i går vandret rundt for å ta bilder av 2 tommer med ekte snø, så kom jeg heldigvis til å kaste et blikk opp på himmelen!  Og der var det tydeligvis noe på gang:
Et par mindre skydotter hadde fått noen litt uvanlige farger i kantene!  Og mens jeg holdt øye med disse små skydottene, så begynte det å materialisere seg farger der ingen skyer var i det hele tatt. Og snart var en betydelig del av himmelen dek0rert i et heller uvanlig fargespekter: Perlemorsskyer!  Og det ble en ganske massiv forestilling!
Joda, vi ser tilløp slike skyer en gang i mellom, men det er ikke ofte at det blir så omfattende som det var denne gang!
Røykenhimmel 026bWalking about yesterday trying to catch some good motives of 2 inches of fresh snow, I happened to glance at the sky. And something was about to happen up there!
A cople of white dots had gotten a strange looking rim of color.
And while I was looking at this unusual clouds, the sky seemed to generate colors where there were no skies at all? And suddenly large parts of the sky was decorated in rainbow colors: Mother of Pearl skies!
It soon became a massive performance!  Yes, we may experience such clouds once in a while, but today was different indeed!
Røykenhimmel 028bSolen var fortsatt høyt på himmelen (hvilket i seg selv er høyst uvanlig) og stjal mye av fargespillet, men med litt eksperimentering fant jeg at hvis jeg bevisst undereksponerte bildene mine, så ville de bli litt mørkere, men fargene ville komme bedre frem. Så fikk det ikke hjelpe at det også ble litt digital støy. For dette måtte dere jo få se?

The sun was still high in the sky (which is quite unusual in itself)  stealing a lot of the colors, but with a bit of quick experimenting I found that I could under-expose my picture, thus getting a bit darker pictures, but with stronger colors. This metod generated a bit of digital noise, but this is something you’d want to see?
Røykenhimmel 029bJeg skal ikke plage dere med en masse snakk om skyformasjoner og farger. Bildene taler egentlig for seg selv? Jeg skal bare kort opplyse om at disse skyene dannes som følge av  iskrystaller i de høyere luftlag. De som vil vite mer kan evt. følge linken her.

I won’t bother you with a lot of talk about sky formations or colors!  I think the pictures speaks for themselves? In short I’ll just tell you that such clouds are generated by ice chrystals in the outer part of our atmosphere. The ones wanting to know more may follow the this link!
Røykenhimmel 033bRøykenhimmel 038bRøykenhimmel 048bRøykenhimmel 049bRøykenhimmel 053bRøykenhimmel 054bJeg tok jo nesten 100 bilder av  dette fenomenet, men jeg tror kanskje ikke dere er helt klar for en slik opplevelse ;-)  ?  Men en opplevelse var det, og selv kommer jeg til å huske denne dagen ganske lenge . . .

I shot nearly a hundred pictures of this phenomena, but somehow I don’t really think you are ready for that? ;-)  But it was quite an experience, and I think I’ll remember this for a long time? Will you?

Og med denne fargesprakende forestillingen benytter jeg anledningen til å ønske alle mine lesere en riktig GOD JUL!

And with this color packed performance I’ll use the opportunity to wish you all a
MERRY CHRISTMAS !
(Compliments of SRB )

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15 Responses to Mother of Pearl

  1. Reblogged this on Norbert Haupt and commented:
    Mother of Pearl Skies – something I have never seen before!

  2. renxkyoko says:

    That’s indeed a spectacular show of colors… never seen one like that before, not even in my science books.

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you, Renxkyoko, – It’s actually not so rare in these parts of the world, but what makes it rather special this time is that the clouds became visible while the sun was still above the horizon. Usually they are best seen when the sun drops underneath the horizon, but in your parts of the world they are probably rare! And I’m happy that I was able to show them to you!

  3. Tanveer Rauf says:

    God is the bests of best artist painter creator .The beauty of this colorful sky is His playing with colors and light

  4. vera ersilia says:

    Beautiful! These have been reported by NASA too. You could send yours to Space Weather.com.
    They publish photos such as these taken around the world. They are refractions by fine ice crystals in the stratosphere.

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi, Vera –
      Yes, I know. And I wrote it in the text🙂 but I didn’t know about NASA, and the probably do get thousands of such pictuires?

      • vera ersilia says:

        They probably do but yours are as beautiful as any other – and possibly more varied since you chronicled the entire cycle from invisible to visible.

        • Seenorway says:

          Your too kind, Vera! And I didn’t! The show went on for another two hours at least, but these clouds were lying pretty stable the whole time, and since they are high altitude clouds, they were seen (and photographed) by just about everyone with a camera living in the southern part of Norway. (About 4 million people🙂 )

  5. Mormor says:

    var det ikke vakkert. Jeg glemte å gå inn🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Hei Mormor,

      Jo, det var ganske fantastisk, men jeg måtte undereksponere en del for å få frem fargene skikkelig. Da blir det dessverre litt ‘støy’.
      Disse skyene pleier å bli tydeligst når solen går ned under horisonten, men ved denne anledning sto den jo fortsatt høyt på himmelen og blendet en del!

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