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« on: August 31, 2008, 08:20:10 pm »

Just in case anybody has stopped bothering .... IT'S CLEAR!!!!!!

Not much sign of the "volcanic sunset"; there is some very faint banding in the western sky which is almost certainly cirrostratus thin enough to be nearly invisible.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 08:30:15 pm »

Same here Brian - slightly pink sunset but mostly high cirrus clouds - but extremely clear - Islay and Jura are visible from Larne which is pretty rare - also the mountains of the Isle of Arran can be seen and the Mull of Kintyre looks like it's about five miles away!

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 09:01:14 pm »

Quite a bit of pre frontal cloud has arrived from the SW here but there are still clear sectors. I seen no volcanic sunset either. There's a band of heavy showers moving up from the SW but they are slow moving so hopefully we will see something tonight  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 09:10:39 pm »

Mind you, these were taken 10 and 20 mins after my last post....




So maybe there is a touch of the volcanics going on!

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 08:15:45 am »

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There's a band of heavy showers moving up from the SW but they are slow moving so hopefully we will see something tonight
Ah, well, got about 3 hours of really good sky (out of 7 possible) before the dreaded stratocumulus moved in.
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008, 07:17:00 pm »

Nice shots Paul. That does look strange. A good candidate for a volcanic sunset.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 08:30:12 am »

Hi Guys! Got these sunset shots the same night!!









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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 11:34:43 am »

That upper level cloud has a very  NLC-like quality to it, especially in the first image  Smiley. There's more talk about these volcanic sunsets on spaceweather today.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2008, 10:08:54 am »

There's more talk about these volcanic sunsets on spaceweather today.
I see there's now an animation on Spaceeather homepage, which indicates the movement of the volcanic ash in stratosphere, but ... only for August! According to their info, a plume of ~5DU moved across Ukraine on Aug.20-21. I haven't noticed anything on that days (because I wasn't informed of it).

But there was something special on Sep.03. The sunset was not orange-yellow or orange-pink as usual, it was pink-violet in colours. Not very spectacular, but the violet colour was evident, and I was almost sure that was a volcanic sunset. Smiley Pity, I hadn't my camera with me. Cry
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