Comins speaks to Reuters about clouds at night

Reuters interviewed Neil Comins, professor of physics at the University of Maine, for an article fact checking false Facebook posts about the clouds and sun at night. Comins explained that clouds, which are miniature liquid droplets suspended in air, are more visible during the day because of “sunlight scatter.” At night there is little scattering to illuminate them in space, but light from cities below “does get through the clouds and go into space as fuzzy patches in images taken at night.”