Noctilucent clouds and aurora: all in one view (VIDEO)

You may have seen footage of these high-altitude phenomena separately, but I doubt in the same shot. Here together are aurora AND noctilucent (or night shining) clouds!

Both of the phenomena can be seen simultaneously about midway into the video.

Link: What are noctilucent clouds?

The spectacular time lapse is brought to you by Maciej Winiarczyk, who recorded the scene in northern Scotland August 4 and 5.

Big tip of the hat to NASA’s Astronomy Photo of the Day Web site….

Want to see another entrancing view of noctilucent clouds? Here’s a compilation of time lapse views from Sweden…

Noctilucent clouds 2013 The Film from P-M Hedén on Vimeo.

(Hat tip: Universe Today)

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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