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2009 Noctilucent Cloud Season

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« Reply #120 on: June 16, 2009, 11:26:17 pm »

I think I've just seen and imaged my first NLC's... I have to say they are rather eerie...

Are these NLC's ?

Best I could get from my garden




From the other side of the road though





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« Reply #121 on: June 17, 2009, 01:00:36 am »

Yes!!!!, crackers too, congrats on the catch. I agree with you on the eerie description  Smiley
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« Reply #122 on: June 17, 2009, 01:15:33 am »

Yes John, and beautiful images they are to, congrats on your first of many!
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« Reply #123 on: June 17, 2009, 05:53:44 am »

Those are great shots John. I don't think I've ever seen any NLC's from my latitude, 42 degrees. Good job!
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« Reply #124 on: June 17, 2009, 07:11:22 am »

Here's last nights selection, tropospherics were rolling in rapidly unfortunately drawing a halt to proceedings, still my first display of the season which i'm chuffed about! Cheesy

























Images span from 22.00ut to 22.30ut (ish).  All images taken between 10-20mm fl.  
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« Reply #125 on: June 17, 2009, 07:27:57 am »

John, those images with the NLC's above the fog are AMAZING!!! great work! glad you all have seen a nice display now
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« Reply #126 on: June 17, 2009, 07:42:30 am »

Thanks for the comments and confirmation guys. Good set Mark, and everyone else..
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« Reply #127 on: June 17, 2009, 02:50:24 pm »

Great set of images Mark, it lashed with rain here last night so nothing seen, it looked to be a good one as well. Thanks Tyler, and the amazing thing was I could see the colour reflected on the fog from the NLC's, bring on another one like that!
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« Reply #128 on: June 17, 2009, 04:41:12 pm »

Well done Mark on those NLC captures. That looks to have been a good display which must have covered a large area of sky. Great stuff! Nice long whirls and bands there.

Missed that one due to frontal system but there could be a chance of clear skies tonight..fingers crossed for more. I reckon there are going to be some awesome displays in the near future, possibly the best we have ever seen!
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« Reply #129 on: June 17, 2009, 06:38:27 pm »

Congratulations on a great display! and especially for those who have seen their first NLC!  Smiley

The NLC season in Ukraine is underway too.  Smiley
Next are a few reports, none of them are mine though... (All times are GMT+3)

Jun.14/15
21:45-22:15. Kharkov. Faint, types I,IIIa, alt.7-30o
02:40. Kremenchuk (49N, 33.5E). Type I, IIIa, brightness 2. (Image, credit: A.Shchegelskii).
03:10. Alexandria (48.7N, 33.1E). Type I, III?
AM: on a way between Dnipropetrovsk & Cherkasy (48.5N,35E -- 49.5N,32E) . NLC, types not reported.


P.S. I will start with a regular watch in a few days. Smiley
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« Reply #130 on: June 17, 2009, 09:45:54 pm »

First NLC from Poltava this year!  Cheesy

June 17/18, 22:10-23:25 (GMT+3).
Not much difference in structure but a bright display. Max brigtness 3, max altitude 10o

time / alt / brightness / type
 22:10 0-10 (NLC? І,О ?)
 22:20 0-10 2-3 I, IIa(?)
 22:30 0-8 3 I, IIa(?)
 22:40 0-6 3 I, IIa
 22:50 0-6 2 I, IIa
 23:00 0-4 1-2 I
 23:10 3 1 I
 23:25 slowly faded out


Have captured this image at 22:09 (unfortunately I had no better camera with me)

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« Reply #131 on: June 17, 2009, 10:50:27 pm »

Large NLC display reported from Lativa tonight
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« Reply #132 on: June 17, 2009, 11:08:21 pm »

Martin, is there any information on how large NLCs actually are? I know they're visible over wide areas - a "point" cloud ~50 miles up should be visible in an area with a ~500 mile radius - but just wondering if a NLC is likely to be big enough to be visible from both Latvia and Ireland or whether it would be a completely seperate "system" that we see (if there is a display here tonight!)
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« Reply #133 on: June 17, 2009, 11:34:01 pm »

The clouds are moving away here -as they move a huge and bright display is being revealed!
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« Reply #134 on: June 17, 2009, 11:37:32 pm »

Very bright covering half the sky, good luck everyone!
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