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StormHour Guide to Nacreous Clouds

Straight to the point: Nacreous Clouds in less than 200 words for those of you in a rush

  • Nacreous clouds develop in the lower stratosphere over polar regions when the Sun is slightly below the horizon. The clouds are illuminated from below and frequently radiate in vivid hues.
  • Also known as polar stratospheric clouds
  • Occur approximately 10 to 20 miles above the Earth (16,000 to 32,000 metres. )
  • Shaped like large thin discs, often…




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Mark Boardman

Mark Boardman

As the creator of StormHour my mission is to promote meteorology & weather photography.

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