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Noctilucent Clouds

Sometimes it's night on the ground but day in the air. As the Earth rotates to eclipse the Sun, sunset rises up from the ground.
Therefore, at sunset on the ground, sunlight still shines on clouds above.
Under usual circumstances, a pretty sunset might be visible, but unusual noctilucent clouds float so high up they can be seen well after dark.


Pictured above, a network of noctilucent clouds casts a colourful but eerie glow visible above the dark.
lthough noctilucent clouds are thought to be composed of small ice-coated particles, much remains unknown about them.
Recent evidence indicates that at least some noctilucent clouds result from freezing water exhaust from Space Shuttles.

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