Shining clouds set to light up Derbyshire’s night sky again

Noctilucent Clouds over Peak Rail , Darley Dale, last night. Picture by Nigel Bradbury.

Noctilucent Clouds over Peak Rail , Darley Dale, last night. Picture by Nigel Bradbury.

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Shining clouds lit up Derbyshire’s night sky in the early hours – giving the impression of a false dawn.

Noctilucent clouds, one of the ghostliest phenomena in the heavens, were spotted at about 1am – and skywatchers may be able to see the spectacle overnight tonight.

The clouds are caused by sunlight shining on ice crystals 50 miles above the earth’s surface.

 

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