Mother Nature and Man Put on Spectacular Show in the Sky | NBC Southern California

Mother Nature and Man Put on Spectacular Show in the Sky

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    Image recorded shortly after 5 p.m. Monday.

    If you looked at the western sky as the sun set over Southern California Monday you might have seen a spectacular show of contrails.

    "When it's humid at higher altitudes contrails remain visible in the sky longer. Spectacular contrails today - like a tic-tac-toe board!" Ian Gregor, Communications Manager, FAA Western-Pacific Region told NBCLA in an e-mail.

    Contrails (short for "condensation trails") are artificial clouds that are the visible trails of condensed water vapor made by the exhaust of aircraft engines.