Cloud Shine



Cloud Shine

Photograph by Martin Koitmae, National Geographic Your Shot

“It was the most amazing night of my life so far,” says Your Shot member Martin Koitmae of capturing this noctilucent cloud over Estonia’s Kuresoo bog, calling the silence of the moment “the loudest sound I’ve ever heard.”

Koitmae had never been to a bog before visiting this one in the country’s Soomaa National Park. “It was an absolutely magical experience to see noctilucent clouds glowing and reflected by perfectly still bog pools and accompanied by complete silence.”

Koitmae’s picture was recently included in a National Geographic Daily News gallery featuring these “night shining” clouds, which grace high-latitude sunsets around the globe.



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