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Noctilucent Cloud Season 2010

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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2010, 10:16:12 pm »

Hearing about two possible faint NLC sightings from the ROI last night (23/24th) in the NW, if this was the case then there could be further displays tonight.
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2010, 07:29:20 am »

Interesting Martin! If you get anymore details I would appreciate them....  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2010, 12:51:49 pm »

May 24/25: Clear night (something of a rarity this month), NLC negative.
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2010, 03:14:20 pm »

Hi Mark, there was another report last night but I saw the images and can confirm that they are moonlit cirrus clouds - no NLCs, so it was mistaken identity.

I did an all night watch last night, used 10x50 binos to study the twilight arch but definitely no NLCs on display, however I suspect the first sights are upon us any night now  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2010, 04:03:36 pm »

I am back to Poltava now and the last days of May are the probable beginning of the season here too. However I'm not sure there will be much of NLC activity until mid-June (and I won't be able to monitor each night during next 3 weeks), though I will be ocassionally looking at the twilight zone.
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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2010, 12:23:13 pm »

Eyes peeled all of you!

NLC forum had the first potential sighting from Scotland in the early hours this morning.  No pics or nything so atm it's still unconfirmed, however it is from a seasoned observer - time to up the DEFCON level!
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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2010, 01:30:24 pm »

Interesting! - I did an all night NLC watch last night with a friend and no NLCs were visible in a crystal clear sky until 03.20 or so.
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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2010, 11:28:01 am »

Anybody see anything last night between 01.00 and 02.00 BST?
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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2010, 02:44:18 pm »

Good clear section along the horizon last night - negative NLC observation. They are late this year  Smiley. Hopefully, when they do appear any night now, they will have good structure since it's almost June.
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2010, 05:21:25 pm »

I observed from Peebles, southern scotland, last night till about midnight from sunset, lovely clear skies but nothing but lit cirrusy clouds...
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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2010, 09:50:29 am »

**STOP PRESS**

First NLC of the season observed and photographed over Russia last night.  Looks like it's started!  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2010, 12:03:07 pm »

First NLC of the season observed and photographed over Russia last night.  Looks like it's started!  Grin
Here's the message itself: http://www.astronomy.ru/forum/index.php/topic,2799.msg1255181.html#msg1255181
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« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2010, 01:14:47 pm »

Thanks for the link Roman!  Pickies there too  Cool

Good stuff  Wink
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« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2010, 01:45:40 pm »

Great stuff - we are in action at last  Grin

Here's a link to the sighting...

http://www.astronomy.ru/forum/index.php/topic,2799.msg1255181.html#msg1255181

That was May 30/31st - weird because it was clear here on the horizon and I saw nothing - although the evening sky was clouded out. Tonight is forecast to be clear so....
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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2010, 02:17:36 pm »

Here's a report and image from Scotland - however that doesn't look like NLC to me...

http://spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Joseph-Shaw-PIC_9895_20p_1275271728_fl.jpg
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