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2011 Noctilucent Cloud Season

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« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2011, 08:44:34 pm »

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Those are very good displays you've captured!  Cool

First NLC was reported from Kyiv, Ukraine on July 10th morning. Still I see nothing from Poltava... pity to tell you, I am rarely able to do it at dawn this year.  Undecided
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« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2011, 03:53:45 am »

Clear sky from midnight on last night (Jul 22/23) and partially clear especially on the northern horizon tonight (Jul 23/24). No trace of NLC detected.
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« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2011, 08:22:26 pm »

I'm having no luck at all this NLC season Sad
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« Reply #78 on: July 27, 2011, 03:38:51 am »

Jul 26/7 - clear all night & pretty transparent, in fact it almost went dark!!!  NLC negative again. Season over?
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« Reply #79 on: August 02, 2011, 04:28:23 pm »

Haven't see any NLCs since July 9th/10th which is shocking, however this is more to do with cloud cover than anything else. The season will soon be ending so fingers crossed for another good one before it's over for another year. The best display of 2011 so far for me was on July 9th/10th, Roisin and I spent the night at the north coast watching it glowing over the sea and the infamous 17th century ruins of Dunluce Castle which made for a fantastic NLC experience. Here's a detailed report on my site with many more images....

http://www.nightskyhunter.com/Dunluce%20Castle%20Noctilucent%20Clouds%20-%20July%2010th%202011.html
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« Reply #80 on: August 02, 2011, 09:20:15 pm »

Thats a great report Martin! Smiley
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« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2011, 02:06:20 pm »

Cheers Mark, haven't seen any more displays since then due to all the cloudy weather. I'm in aurora mode now  Smiley
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« Reply #82 on: August 03, 2011, 05:50:44 pm »

That's a novel, Martin-brilliant. You should write a book sometime. Great photos too. but what a shame the season is coming to an end,we've had far too much cloud cover this year.
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« Reply #83 on: August 03, 2011, 06:25:23 pm »

Thanks for the kind words John, a novel lol - that's a new one for me, I must take note of that for future inspiration. Pity the season is ending however one good thing ending often opens the door to some new good thing...and this time its aurora season  Smiley
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« Reply #84 on: August 04, 2011, 12:58:00 am »

Hey folks, been a long while! I saw NLCs this year on two occasions. Night of July 1 and July 2 very early AM. only 5 hours inbetween observations. I've watched quite a few nights this year and it was nice for it to pay off! even though they were very dim/small displays. Here's one from July 2 at 420am. These were observed at 44 degrees north latitude.

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« Reply #85 on: August 04, 2011, 03:19:13 am »

Brilliant photographs Martin, and equally impressive narrative to combine the two, makes me feel as if I were there.

Good to see you have seen some NLC's at 44 N Tyler. They had some up around Portland ,OR probably about the same time, about the same latitude. I keep checking in on your website to follow what you're up to.
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« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2011, 09:22:18 am »

Good capture Tyler!  Cool
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« Reply #87 on: August 04, 2011, 11:25:39 am »

Thanks Richard for checking it out  Smiley

Tyler, congrats on the NLC captures, very nice wave structure there, brilliant to see NLCs appearing so far south in the US and I'm delighted you have ticked them off your list, now I'm sure you will be on full aurora alert on the nights ahead  Smiley
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« Reply #88 on: August 05, 2011, 08:09:34 am »

Perseverance usually pays off,Tyler - nice capture.
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