Today we had some really cool meteorological phenomena, even the non weather people were getting excited. Diamond dust fell from the sky: little tiny ice crystals that sparkle in the sunlight. The ice crystals bent the sunlight so that we saw these amazing colourful 'sundogs' that look like bits of a rainbow, to the side of the sun. There was also a pillar from the sun to the ground, where the sun was being reflected from the flat surfaces of the crystals. At the same time, icy fog lurked in the distance, adding to the effect. Overall, it was pretty.
In the opposite direction, a nearly full moon shone just above a pinkish horizon. One more thing...I saw some amazing aurora the other night. It lit up a whole band across the sky, wiggling and flashing green, red and purple lights. I'll try and post some Aurora photos soon!