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…
This storm is bringing all levels of mystical awesomeness over Edinburgh; almost ethereal. I had no idea what nacreous clouds were until now, just that they were the prettiest thing I'd ever seen. Turns out they're rare and rather destructive; beauty masking something more sinister.. This photo was perfectly captured by @mrgu82 x
Oh my goodness!!! Who else saw these insane… Clouds? Over #Edinburgh this morning?! I've never seen anything like it!! They weren't like clouds though because they weren't moving?! They're more like just light? It was beautiful!!! Sadly my iPhone couldn't capture all the colours! 💛💜💙 #beautifulscotland #nature #mothernaturerocks #skyline #scotland #brilliantmoments #visitscotland #mytiso #getoutside #walkingscotland #mountainwarehouse #landscape #winter #somewhereinscotland #lovescotland #nofilter
At least it was a little light relief between storms.