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2009 Noctilucent Cloud Season

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« Reply #90 on: June 11, 2009, 03:13:45 pm »

Nice images John!

Nothing was noticed from here during a few recent evenings.
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« Reply #91 on: June 11, 2009, 04:45:08 pm »

Thanks Roman, some nice structure here under Perseus!
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« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2009, 05:32:35 pm »

A few from last night...







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« Reply #93 on: June 11, 2009, 06:12:13 pm »

Congrats guys!!..page 2 of the spaceweather NLC gallery is updated...

http://www.spaceweather.com/nlcs/gallery2009_page2.htm?PHPSESSID=2mc2qqpe9ahv4b80j2n7hukrl4
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« Reply #94 on: June 11, 2009, 11:57:56 pm »

Anybody seeing anything for tonight?  I've just walked back from a local 'hostelry' and despite my best view this year of the twilight arch I couldn't make out any NLC.  Any joy elsewhere?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #95 on: June 12, 2009, 01:08:11 am »

Crystal clear here as well Mark but nothing so far Cry
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« Reply #96 on: June 12, 2009, 03:04:55 am »

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Crystal clear here as well Mark but nothing so far
Same here ... sky completely clear & very transparent except for a few shreds of cirrus (contrail?) low in the SSW but no trace whatsoever of NLC; now packed up as it is far too light for me!
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« Reply #97 on: June 12, 2009, 01:45:01 pm »

stunning clear night...not a sign of any NLC activity at all.
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« Reply #98 on: June 15, 2009, 11:47:16 pm »

I think i've got my first NLC sighting of the season tonight!  Not the best, i'm not at my usual loft window vantage point (the mrs has gone to bed and climbing into the loft will wake her!), i'm peering in between street lights at ground level with an urban horizon-scape, but they're NLC.  Also observers in Bath also seen NLC this evening  Grin
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« Reply #99 on: June 15, 2009, 11:53:26 pm »

Yes, right here I have bright & extensive NLC with waves & ripples up to 40 degrees altitude in the NW!
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« Reply #100 on: June 16, 2009, 12:05:20 am »

Yep, it's coming out of the twilight nicely - very high - 30+ deg and 60 deg wide centred slightly W of N right now - a fair bit of other cloud about but enough clear patches to get some shots!

Should be a good one!
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« Reply #101 on: June 16, 2009, 12:16:18 am »

Hi,
Saw the NLC display from here in Kerry...


taken at 23:44 BST

edit.. Off site image does not show up?? See http://www.irishastronomy.org/cms/component/fireboard/?func=view&catid=21&id=78853#78853

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« Reply #102 on: June 16, 2009, 03:06:47 am »

The display seems to have lasted all night here, there were fadings at times and also some retreat to the north as well as a shift from NW to NNE - but the transparency was also variable, with haze/mist as well as drifting stratocumulus at times.
Here's a couple of images, both with Canon 40D, 17mm

2251 UT, looking NNW


2256 UT, looking NW
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« Reply #103 on: June 16, 2009, 04:01:23 am »

I'm just home after a couple of wonderful hours. I had heavy fog in Maghaberry earlier so I decided to go somewhere to try and get out of it. I ended up outside Glenavy up a wee narrow road where I was so high I was looking down on the fog. The view was fantastic and I nearly filled my card with images. By 02:15BST the display was well above Capella and by 03:15BST it was overhead. Two great big bands stretched either side of the moon, and many more were over in the N-NW. Venus? was seen rising above Divis Mountain in the NLC's! This was the best display I've seen in a couple for years, trouble is now how to pick a couple of images for the forum! Anyway enough for tonight, I'm off to get some sleep!
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« Reply #104 on: June 16, 2009, 04:07:24 am »

I will second that - what an absolutely incredible display, the best of the 2009 season so far and possibly one of the best of the last two years. Before dawn they covered the entire sky, moving over the Moon and Jupiter. The type 5 brightness display made the fog glow blue then white which was breathtaking!!. Got plenty of images to sort out. What great last 3-4 days this has been for sky action.

John, I got your text but I'm way too tired so going to call it a night. Glad you made the drive and battled with the fog for what turned out to be a stunning display.
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