Rare ‘rainbow clouds’ have been spotted over Altrincham this morning.
The nacreous clouds - famous for their stunning, vivid colours - were spotted at sunrise.
One of the highest clouds in our atmosphere, they are often referred to as "mother-of-pearl", and are rarely spotted in the UK because of the exceptional conditions needed.
Nacreous clouds form in very cold conditions over polar regions and within the stratosphere, around 12-19 miles (19-31km) high, far above our normal clouds.
📸 Katherine Bell Hall and Catherine Jones