Iona, Rain Coming Image size: 300 x 225 mm Based on a watercolour painted on location on the Isle of Iona in the rain. This studio painting captures the white sands of this picturesque Scottish island.
Noctilucent clouds are crystals of ice hanging around 50 miles high in the atmosphere that catch the light of the sun long after it has set on the horizon. Photograph: Science Photo Library/Rex Features - if this is real then it's amazing!
This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a ‘SKY PUNCH’. When people see these,they think it’s the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds,then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloudcover.