Places– of Charm

Glowing silver-blue clouds – called noctilucent or night shining clouds – sometimes light up summer night skies. They’re seen at high latitudes – say, about 45 degrees N. or S. – from May through August in the Northern Hemisphere and from November through February in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2015, the northern noctilucent cloud season has already begun.

noctilucent clouds

I used this idea in my futuristic Intervenus Series– a little truth goes a long way in Science Fiction. Venus is a planet that rotates once during her year around the sun.  Half of the Venus year is dark, and half light. In my series Venus is habitable after a great asteroid impact which forced planets outward.  Earth sunk into a second ice age.  Meteors caused underground water to erupt on Mars and Venus, creating breathable atmospheres.


2 thoughts on “Places– of Charm

  1. Dash Hamelton

    Very pretty photo of night shining clouds. I read the first book of your futuristic series, A Brand New Address. Nice job creating the Ice Age Earth and Venus world!

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