Why are we seeing a pink sky above Southport? February 2nd, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Crossen sky : Credit Karey Barrowman Take a look at Otsnews readers’ stunning sunset images Take a look at these stunning sunset images of the sky above Southport turning pink tonight. The sky had shades of pink, yellow and blue as our area enjoyed a colourful end to a very blustery day. Gale force winds have ripped across the region thanks to Storm Henry. The clouds are understood to be nacreous clouds, sometimes called mother-of-pearl clouds. They are rarely seen this far south. Local expert Pat Regan said: “We are seeing possibly various phenomena going on at the same time here; normal sunset colours, a possible sundog (rays breaking through high ice crystals), a rainbow and other meteorological matters all at the same time due to the adverse weather condition..Storm Henry”. “It’s being seen all over the country and I have been debating it on photography sites .. extreme conditions produce the best skies. “ “Nacreous clouds form in the lower stratosphere over polar regions, when the sun has moved just below the horizon. The clouds are lightened from below and often glow with intense shades. They habitually remain discernible for a few of hours after sunset and through the night, as they are lit by moonlight, added Pat”. Photo: Birkdale sky : Ruth Evan Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!