Seattle sees ‘one of the most vivid' displays of noctilucent clouds early Friday

Noctilucent clouds, or “night-shining” mesospheric clouds, are the highest clouds in the atmosphere, sitting at a height of 50 miles above the earth.

SEATTLE — Editor’s note: The above video on noctilucent clouds over Lake Washington originally aired June 18, 2018.

Seattle saw “one of the most vivid displays ” in recent years of the highest clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere early Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Noctilucent clouds, or “night-shining” mesospheric clouds, are the highest clouds in the atmosphere, sitting at a height of 50 miles above the earth.

The National Weather Service Seattle tweeted the photos below

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