HomeNEWSLOCALCoventry in awe of rainbow clouds February 4, 2016 LOCAL On Monday 1st February, Coventry was in awe after beautiful colours appeared in the sky, otherwise known as nacreous clouds. From 4:30pm to 6:30pm, the rainbow effect of colours lit the sky, in a phenomenon quite common for this time of year. People across the country grabbed their phones and wasted no time in taking pictures. Nacreous clouds, which are also know as “mother-of-pearl” clouds, are formed when ice crystals or water droplets refact light across the sky. It is very rare for them to appear in England – they are usually spotted in countries with harsh winters, such as Canada and Scandinavia. They highlight the issue that O-Zone holes are forming in the Arctic and Antarctic. The iridescent clouds, as they are otherwise known, should be called the “devil-in-disguise” clouds after what they prove is happening to the earth. So if you’re wondering why it’s been freezing cold outside, this could be the reason – global warming ironically meaning places closer to the poles will get colder. As rare as the “mother-of-pearl” clouds are, Coventry was lucky enough to see the view. You can see some of the photos in the gallery above. Yasmin Banner Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.