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2009 Noctilucent Cloud Season

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« Reply #270 on: July 08, 2009, 05:14:04 pm »

There was another display here last night (thanks Jonathan for the call) which started about midnight and then died somewhat. However, at 02:45BST I noticed quite a few bands in the NE and decided to go runabout! Nomatter where I went I couldn't seem to get shelter from the strong breeze shaking the tripod but did get a few passable shots. The image below was taken at 03:09BST. That's Venus in the midst of the NLC's,while directly above just below the cloud is the Pleiades and to the right between the two is Mars.
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« Reply #271 on: July 08, 2009, 05:17:34 pm »

Great shots all of you! Cheesy
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« Reply #272 on: July 11, 2009, 05:37:03 pm »

Spotted very weak NLC display last night from 00.30-02.30 BST, it was a very sorry affair and no more than 5-7 degrees altitude at its highest. Type 3 bightness with bands and small scale whirls, white in colour. Observed in a clear but murky sky.
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« Reply #273 on: July 12, 2009, 09:27:21 am »

Glad you're managing to sneak some observations in Martin.  This year, from a personal point of view, is one of my worse years in terms of number of displays seen - combination of weather, various factors I guess...  Still, there's still a bit more life left in the season yet so hopefully I should see a few more  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #274 on: July 12, 2009, 11:13:29 pm »

OMG, what a monster display!!, it's even in the south.
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« Reply #275 on: July 12, 2009, 11:24:50 pm »

Yes they are back i took these pictures at 12-07-2009 around 23:50 Smiley

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« Reply #276 on: July 12, 2009, 11:27:24 pm »

OMG, what a monster display!!, it's even in the south.

Oh yes!  I can confirm the same from west mids, it's a beast!  Cool

Various observations confirmed from various places in europe too!

If you're reading this, and it's clear where you are, get yourself outside and check it out!

Best for a good couple of weeks!  Grin
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« Reply #277 on: July 13, 2009, 12:13:23 am »

Good shots Mark... It was a beauty tonight, (20 miles from the south coast)...







and a couple of 3 pan Pano's






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« Reply #278 on: July 13, 2009, 01:18:44 am »

Those are great shots guys, I'm just in from my shoot. It's still there and may probably come back before dawn so keep watching!
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« Reply #279 on: July 13, 2009, 02:37:55 am »

Beautiful images Mark and John!!
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« Reply #280 on: July 13, 2009, 04:32:38 am »

Very bright extensive display, went down almost to the horizon at local midnight (0120 BST), lots of interference from tropospheric cloud in the morninig twilight but NLC obviously still present.
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« Reply #281 on: July 13, 2009, 12:18:27 pm »

Great images guys!  Smiley

Jul. 10/11 22:00-22:30 EEST - first display from Poltava in 2 weeks.
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There was another brighter display seen from Kirovograd (link) and Kharkov last night (Jul.12/13), but I was clouded out...
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« Reply #282 on: July 13, 2009, 12:21:21 pm »

What a display folks really bright blue and great structure as well.




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« Reply #283 on: July 13, 2009, 02:49:57 pm »

That was one stunning display of NLC's last night, here's just one image from the many I took showing the detail. Great images Jonathan!
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« Reply #284 on: July 13, 2009, 02:53:02 pm »

great images guys
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