Noctulecent Cloud?
Taken by Daniel Wood on March 26, 2018 @ E San Diego County
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I fly for a major US airline and we were approaching San Diego at 38,000ft just after sunset and I noticed some thin wispy clouds ahead over the ocean that appeared much higher than us. As the sun set lower they began to get very colorful and iridescent. All the colors of the rainbow but diffused over a large area. I asked air traffic control if there was a rocket launch at Vandenberg AFB, since sometimes they leave interesting contrails, and they said no. So maybe they were Noctulecent clouds? Beautiful either way! That’s Venus in the background.
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