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    Default Extremely rare northern lights and night-shining clouds

    Noctilucent Clouds and Aurora. This twilight double feature co-stars aurora borealis and noctilucent clouds, also known as northern lights and night-shining clouds, respectively. Auroras occur when solar particles react with gases in Earth's atmosphere, producing vivid light displays at the edge of space. Noctilucent clouds are the planet's highest-altitude cloud type, forming up to 50 miles high as ice crystals cling to meteor smoke. Their elevation lets them reflect sunlight well past sunset, creating a ghostly blue glow when most clouds are shrouded in darkness.

    Here's the video, filmed by photographer Maciej Winiarczyk in northern Scotland: Unusual night-sky phenomena caught on film | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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    Ooh so pretty!
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    gorgeous!

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    Fantastic! You almost want to applaud when the sun comes up. The whole thing was true shock and awe.
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    It's like a living thing, those clouds, dancing or floating. Stuff like this makes the many gods of ancient religions seem so plausible, at least to the ancients.
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    Hoping to see some on this year's Canada vacation.
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    Seeing the northern lights is on my bucket list!
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