Iridescent Clouds On 24 May Look Like Northern Lights, S’poreans Marvel At Rare Sight

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Singaporeans Spot Rare Iridescent Clouds That Look Like Northern Lights

To see beautiful sights such as the Northern Lights, we often have to travel to faraway places. But once in a while, Mother Nature surprises us with rare wonders right here in Singapore.

On Tuesday (24 May) evening, residents were treated to a stunning sight as they looked above them. Instead of clear blue skies, Singaporeans were greeted with iridescent clouds that looked like a local version of the Northern Lights.

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Source: Shirley Li on Facebook

The rare phenomenon was seen across Singapore from the Central Business District to various heartland districts.

Singaporeans spot iridescent clouds on 24 May evening

In many of the shots, the clouds looked as if it was concealing a rainbow.

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Source: So Choon Yee on Facebook

From Tampines, the clouds were a mix of orange, blue, green and violet hues, which reminded residents of the Paddle Pop ice cream bar.

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Source: Eric Low on Facebook

Other netizens likened the majestic halo around the clouds to a flying saucer.

Source: Gladys Lim on Facebook

Netizen spots phoenix cloud formation

As the rainbow clouds appeared, another netizen spotted a phoenix-shaped cloud formation from Alexandra.

Source: HN Tim on Facebook

In an enhanced version of the picture, the ‘phoenix’ seemed to be flying towards the iridescent clouds.

Source: HN Tim on Facebook

Needless to say, the clouds looked stunning regardless of where they were seen from.

A reminder to stop and stare at natural wonders

Natural wonders like these never fail to amaze us and serve as reminders for us to take a break to appreciate our surroundings.

MS News expresses our appreciation to the eagle-eyed netizens for preserving the memory of these rare clouds, offering others a chance to marvel at Mother Nature’s beauty.

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