Mother of Pearl Clouds

“Mother of Pearl” clouds, also known as nacreous clouds, or polar stratospheric clouds (PSC), are beautiful things to behold. They show up every now and then, especially in winter when the sun is low in the sky, or just after sundown, but rarely have I seen them in such numbers and with such brilliance as on January 19th and 20th, 2008.

This was five months before I upgraded from digital compact camera to a digital SLR, so these are all taken with a Canon IXUS 70.

The first picture was taken at Vøyenenga, a few miles west of Oslo, Norway. The rest were all shot at Fornebu where I work, just before my shift started. I may have been eeever so slightly late for work both of those days, but I blame it on the weather.

I notice that I may have to upload bigger versions to Flickr, where the photos are stored.

Please enjoy🙂

All photos are Copyright © Bjørnar Andre Haveland

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Day One – January 19, 2008

 

It's coming through the trees!

«Mother-Of-Pearl Sky» Day 1 #2

«Mother-Of-Pearl Sky» Day 1 #4

«Mother-Of-Pearl Sky» Day 1 #5

«Mother-Of-Pearl Sky» Day 1 #6

«Mother-Of-Pearl Sky» Day 1 #7

«Mother-Of-Pearl Sky» Day 1 #8

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Day Two – January 20, 2008

 

«Mother-Of-Pearl Sky» Day 2 #1

«Mother-Of-Pearl Sky» Day 2 #2

«Mother-Of-Pearl Sky» Day 2 #3

«Mother-Of-Pearl Sky» Day 2 #4

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