On this rare day,
when I had dragged myself out of bed
long before dawn,
I glanced up into the sky
and was left awestruck.
Shimmering, iridescent patches.
A color carnival?
I have seen pictures of this phenomenon,
but never seen it myself.
A privilege to observe such a rare occurrence.
What a way to start the day!
A small stone for:
(Nacreous clouds also known as Mother-Of-Pearl clouds, are rare cloud formations which are composed of ice crystals and form when temperatures are well below the ice frost point which is typically below -83C. The only place where these tempatures exist is in the stratosphere, some 20km (6 miles) above the surface. They are so bright after sunset and before dawn because at those heights they are still sunlit.)