Look up: Beautiful weather phenomenon coming to Northern Jutland

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

It looks quite stunning.

In recent days, the following weather phenomenon can be experienced across Denmark – including here in Northern Jutland:

Luminous night clouds, which is a phenomenon associated with long days and bright nights.

According to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI):

“The clouds themselves do not emit light.

It appears that way because they are illuminated by the sun, which, from the earth’s surface, is below the horizon. However, the clouds are so high that if you were sitting on one, the sun would not yet have disappeared below the horizon.”

This phenomenon is most often seen in Denmark at the end of June and the beginning of July, and it’s easiest to spot a couple of hours after sunset.

“If the clouds are in the sky, they are best seen an hour or two after sunset when the sun is between 5 and 13° below the horizon. The clouds can be seen without binoculars.

If the sun has not yet gone 5° below the horizon, the rest of the sky is generally too bright, and the clouds are overshadowed.

If the sun is more than 13° below the horizon, even the high clouds lie in the earth’s shadow, and they naturally do not ‘glow’ anymore,” according to DMI.

View more pictures at Presse-fotos.dk.

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