Polar Stratospheric Clouds And Sun Halo
Taken by Richard Sears on March 3, 2017 @ Ballico,California, USA
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Date Taken: 2017:03:03 12:26:43
 
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Its high noon here in central California with a sun Halo and I believe is a single passing Polar Stratospheric Cloud. Thought they are polar!
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I guess those are not the stratospheric PSC clouds, since these can only appear in much higher latitudes, where stratosphere tempertures can fall below -80C (-115F) only. The iridescent clouds are more likely thin and smooth-edged lenticular altocumulus or altostratus formations, clouds of the middle level family. The iridescence is great!
Posted by pphv 2017-03-05 11:27:26
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