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Iridescent Clouds

Nature volume 31, page 193 | Download Citation



I SEE notes in NATURE, December 18, 1884 (p. 148), on iridescent clouds. I observed similar appearances on the Yorkshire Wolds, between Market Weighton and Brough, on December 6 and again on December 13, 3–4 p.m.; but instead of the clouds being totally coloured, only the edges of rifts in a thick cloud-mass were so tinged. The phenomenon was much finer on the latter date, the rift being much larger and the colours more widely dispersed at one end, so that a rose tinge occupied there the whole of the acute angle of the gap.

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    • W. W. WATTS


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