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Rare Nacreous Clouds
Also called polar stratospheric clouds or mother of pearl clouds, nacreous clouds are mostly visible within two hours after sunset or before dawn. They blaze unbelievably bright with vivid, iridescent colors. These clouds are rare and occur in the polar stratosphere at altitudes of 15,000–25,000 meters. They are so bright because at those heights, they are still sunlit.
Although incredibly beautiful, they have a negative impact on our atmosphere. They create ozone holes by supporting chemical reactions that produce active chlorine which catalyzes ozone destruction.
home! dirt-covered, beer-filled, and ready to sleep until audrey arrives tomorrow. actually, the worst obstacle of all was the fucking enormous ant that bit me under one of my wristbands :(
the race course was beaaaautiful; i’d love to go back & hike it at a slower pace. lots of hills, cacti, and spring flowers.