Yesterday evening a cold front produced some sever thunderstorms across central Europe, lightning was flashing contiuously for a few hours, here are the best images I was able to take:
On January 10th 2015 bright iridescent clouds were visible the whole day. At sunset the colors became even more intense and many people became about this rare atmospheric phenomena. Neighbours asked what those colors in the sky actually were.
At sunset I was able to take some images of the nice Venus and Mercury conjunction.
All cloud images are straight out of camera (SOOC) with no color, brightness or contrast changes. The conjunction images were slightly processed in Adobe lightroom to make the planets stand out more prominent.
Today I was surprised to see a very prominent parhelic circle (http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/parcirc.htm) while having lunch with friends on our terrace.
Last November the low autumn sun created a spectacular rainbow: