Carbon emissions are chilling the atmosphere 90km above Antarctica, at the edge of space

While greenhouse gases are warming Earth’s surface, they’re also causing rapid cooling far above us, at the edge of space. In fact, the upper atmosphere about 90km above Antarctica is cooling at a rate ten times faster than the average warming at the planet’s surface.

Noctilucent Clouds Over London

On June 21st, something rare and magical happened in London. The skies of the great city filled with noctilucent clouds (NLCs). Phil Halper noticed the display, grabbed a camera, and raced from one landmark to another, hurriedly recording pictures like this:

Amazing Noctilucent Clouds

Reposted from The Cliff Mass Weather Blog Saturday, June 20, 2020 Amazing Noctilucent Clouds One of the most extraordinary and beautiful sights this time of year are the delicate noctilucent clouds that can appear after sunset and before sunrise. Take a look at a video made by Greg Johnson of Skunk Bay weather showing the…

One Upside of More CO2: Beautiful Upper Atmospheric Clouds

Reposted from Dr. Roy Spencer’s Blog January 1st, 2020 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Polar Stratospheric Cloud display (smartphone photo posted by Reddit user Breuuan on Dec. 31, 2019.) Increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will continue to cause upper atmospheric cooling in the 2020s, which will lead to some of the most beautiful…

Electric-blue night clouds are invading the U.S.

Reposted from Dr. Roy Spencer’s Blog I have personally cussed out Dr. Spencer for adding an item to my bucket list which had been almost complete.~ctm June 11th, 2019 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Over the next few weeks, mid-latitude observers might experience the best noctilucent cloud viewing of their lifetimes. Extremely high-altitude noctilucent…

NASA takes AIM on noctilucent clouds

From AIM. High up in the sky near the poles some 50 miles above the ground, silvery blue clouds sometimes appear, shining brightly in the night. First noticed in 1885, these clouds are known as noctilucent, or “night shining,” clouds. Their discovery spawned over a century of research into what conditions causes them to form…