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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Skywatch Friday, Himmelsk and Ein stück himmel


Last weekend I witnessed something utterly amazing, something that's right up there next to, or even above, the Aurora Borealis. They are Nacreous clouds, better known as Mother-of-Pearl clouds. They are rare, and once seen are never forgotten. I was returning from an early visit to Bergen, and was on my way to the ferry at Halhjem just as the sun was rising. This phenomenon lasted for 1,5 hours, and I got lots of photos. What a way it was to start the day!

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Forrige helg opplevde jeg noe helt fantastisk, noe jeg bare har lest om før, på høyde med, eller over, nordlys. Dette er Perlemorsskyer. De er sjeldne, og har man sett dem, glemmer man det aldri. Jeg var på vei hjem fra et tidlig ærend i Bergen og fikk øye på skyene på vei til ferja på Halhjem. Fenomenet varte i over 1,5 time, og jeg fikk masse bilder, både fra bilen, ferjekaien og fra ferja. For en flott start på dagen!


Skywatch Friday, Season 5, Episode 28

Skywatch Friday


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38 comments:

EG Wow said...

OH WOW! What a wonderful treat! Nacreous clouds are very beautiful and I will definitely check the link out to find out more.

Lindy MacDuff said...

What an amazing gift to start your day!

forgetmenot said...

Inger, These are amazing!!!! Nature just keeps on "outdoing" itself time after time. Beautiful---it pays to be in the right place at the right time--lucky you. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

NixBlog said...

I've never seen these clouds and I can understand your excitement when witnessing this phenomenon. Glad to hear you had plenty of time and opportunity to take lots of amazing photos. They really look splendid!

Laura said...

Inger these are amazing photos...what a wonder to be there to witness this!

TurboLotte said...

Ja sånn har jeg sett her i Kristiansand en vinter det var veldig kaldt. Utrolig flott.

Bare lille elin said...

Utrolig vakkert!

TorAa said...

Det siste bilde er jo nesten helt "utemomjordisk" - fascinerende.

Godt Nytt År

Monica said...

Wow, hvilket fantastisk syn det må ha vært! Det øverste bildet er jo nesten uvirkelig!
Ha en fin kveld!

Mama Zen said...

How gorgeous!

Jidhu Jose said...

like the colors in the sky


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Riet said...

OH wow, I have never seen thsi. Beautiful and very special

Laila -Karin said...

Veldig vakkert

Inge said...

WAUUUU.. hvor er det flot, det har jeg aldrig set.. Heldige dig. :-)

HansHB said...

Flotte perlemorsskyer, - utmerket for "himmelsk"!

CameraCruise said...

Wow, fantastiske perlemorsskyer!
Må ha vært litt av en opplevelse å se dem.
Ha en flott helg.
Mette

Hakrilas said...

Nice photos! Have a nice Thursday!:)

Mormor said...

Så flott at du hadde kamera for hånden.
Man glemmer aldri perlemorsskyer man har sett, men det er fint å ha bilder av dem også.
God helg.

Carolyn Dube said...

These are stunning photos - how amazing to have been able to see them in person! Seeing the Aurora Borealis is on my bucket list!

Med kjæleik til livet said...

nice ;)

Robert Geiss said...

Magic.

Saw them once. Thank you for the memories. Please have a wonderful Friday.


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Leovi said...

WOW! Magnificent pictures really incredible, delicious light, I love the color rainbow in the clouds.

Husband, 4 boys, et.al said...

Magical, beautiful photos.

firaszphotography said...

What a spectacular sight to watch! Timely shot : )

Rejen said...

Fantatiske skyer, du har bare været superheldig at fange dem..Tak for synet, det er smukt..;-D

Linda said...

Utrolig flotte perlemorsskyer!
Jeg fikk ikke sett de, leste om det senere på dagen.

ege denne said...

Utrolig flotte bilder :) Jeg gikk glipp av det hele, men håper det blir nye sjanser :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for joining us with this wonderful skies! i really love it ♥

SigridfraEnget said...

Så vakkert! Sånt har jeg aldri sett før.

TheChieftess said...

How wonderful!!! I've never heard of Mother of Pearl Skies!!! What a wonderful experience and capture!!!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, this amazing. Stunning shots af a very rare event. I certainly has never seen it. A congrat is in order. :)

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

Wow wow and wow! What an amazingly beautiful miracle to see! Thanks for sharing. I wonder if weather people know in advance that this will happen, or if one always sees it by chance? You were so fortunate to be there at the right time and we are all lucky that you had your camera!

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful sighting, so glad you were there to capture it. It does look like magic, truly stunning. Thanks for sharing your skies. Happy skywatching!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what amazing light! It's like a big rainbow in the sky.

Rohit Sareen said...

these are so awesome...they're like...rainbow streaks!

inger, i'd really appreciate if you could contribute for Saturday Sareenity.

have a great weekend,
cheers!

Pearl Maple said...

How exciting, your photos are fabulous in showing off the colours. I have seen the northern lights in Canada, they really are a sight to see. Thanks for your kind comments on my post.

MarieElizabeth said...

I cannot imagine seeing this in person. Such a stunning event, so glad you shared it!

Marvin said...

Such amazing and beautiful clouds!
Thank you for sharing.

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