Rare Cloud Phenomenon in Leeds, 1996

I FOUND THIS newspaper cutting dated 23rd February 1996 in my photo album recently.


The caption says: “IT’S IN THE AIR: The rare cloud phenomenon that turned heads in Leeds last Friday. Motorists stopped and crowds gathered to admire the spectacular display of colours which is unlikely to be repeated during our lifetime. The nacreous, or mother-of-pearl, clouds are caused by diffraction of the sun’s light through clouds of dust and ice high in the stratosphere. (Pic: Pete Cotton; Words: David Adam).