Rare cloud formations spotted

Picture of the sky just above Cullybackey taken on 2nd Feb by Jeanette van der Merwe,
Picture of the sky just above Cullybackey taken on 2nd Feb by Jeanette van der Merwe,

Nacreous clouds, which are only rarely seen outside the far north, have been seen by hundreds of people above Co. Antrim and elsewhere throughout Ireland.

They are filmy sheets slowly curling and uncurling, stretching and contracting in the semi-dark sky at dawn.

Such clouds are more common in Scandanavia, Iceland, Alaska and Northern Canada, with rare sightings in Ireland.