In photos: Weird and wonderful clouds over Edinburgh
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People woke to stunning skies above Edinburgh this morning, thanks to unusual cloud formations.

The colourful nacreous clouds are also known as polar stratospheric clouds, and shine brightly before dawn or after dusk.

They were so bright and colourful in some areas that some people confused them with the Northern Lights.

Lancaster University’s AuroraWatch UK said it had received reports of sights of the aurora borealis.

Here is a selection of stunning images taken from Edinburgh today…

Sky this morning was on point 👌 #nofilterneeded #edinburgh #sky #morning #beautiful

A photo posted by Jamie T (@jamietee91) on

Putting yesterday's clouds to shame!

A photo posted by Adventures in Lamland (@lamland_) on

Super morning! #Edinphoto #Edinburgh #sky #colours #wonderful #stunning #incredible #Scotland

A photo posted by Sarah Tennenini (@sarahbonjovi) on

Wow what a stunning morning😻👏🏻🌞 #goodmorning #edinburgh #sky #nacreousclouds #cloudporn #cloudwatchers #omg #nofilter

A photo posted by Mint And Chillies Photography (@mintandchillies) on

Rainbow clouds #edinburgh #sky #clouds

A photo posted by Rhiannon Burney (@riburney) on

#sky in #edinburgh #goodmorning !!

A photo posted by Jesus Alvaro Navarro Garcia (@al.madg) on

The view from my bedroom window. Edinburgh skies ohmygoddddd

A photo posted by L O I S (@thatloisgirl) on

At least it was a little light relief between storms.