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2009 Noctilucent Cloud Season

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« Reply #180 on: June 20, 2009, 01:23:28 am »

Thanks Tyler, and those images are untouched as well Shocked.
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« Reply #181 on: June 20, 2009, 07:50:59 am »

Those are fantastic images John. Belfast International is most likely a real pain on most viewing sessions, but it really, literally, adds a flare to them in this instance. Good job!
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« Reply #182 on: June 20, 2009, 09:03:23 am »

Fantastic images martin,john,and congrats Martin on getting on sw those are just breathtaking.


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« Reply #183 on: June 20, 2009, 09:51:28 am »

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No show last night but unbroken cloud base below 5000 feet with rain falling from it  Cry
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« Reply #184 on: June 20, 2009, 12:39:42 pm »

Double display from last night...  Smiley

Jun. 19/20, 22:00-22:10 EEST (later were obstructed with Sc)
Type IIb, brightness 2, AZI 005-015 (W, NW were obstructed with Sc up to 20o), altitude 0-5о.

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02:40-03:15 EEST
Types I, IIa, IIIb, IVa?, brightness 1-2 (max. 2.5), AZI 005-060, altitude 0-9о.

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« Reply #185 on: June 20, 2009, 12:52:22 pm »

Wow, just a few days passed and I have missed several pages in this topic...
Excellent shots guys! Smiley
Martin, that display is really incredible! But I liked the most the "NLC with cows" image - well done Grin

From mid-May to the end of July one can pretty much forget about looking for faint galaxies and the like - the sky is simply too bright.
Now I see there is a great difference between 55N and 50N latitude.
At this time near summer soltice we have a 4 hour gap between nautical twilight (22:40-02:45 EEST). There is constant astronomical twilight, but visually it looks like at least 2 hours of darkness near midnight.

P.S. The last night here was stunning! I wrote a 'short' report about it...
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« Reply #186 on: June 20, 2009, 01:59:41 pm »

Good digital record of last night's display Roman. I like the 2nd image best with the bands. I would count that as one display, because it was the same display which appeared back again with the rising Sun. Always nice to get an evening and pre-dawn display on the same night, although from our lat here, many of the big displays last all night long.

Might be clear this evening but cloud and drizzle are expected to arrive in from the Atlantic later...
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« Reply #187 on: June 20, 2009, 02:24:47 pm »

Thanks Martin
I like the 2nd image best with the bands.
Here is that shot in larger size. Can you help me to classify it?
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« Reply #188 on: June 20, 2009, 03:07:26 pm »

Hi Roman, those look like classic 'waves', also known as Herringbone structure, similar to ripples on a beach at low tide.  Smiley
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« Reply #189 on: June 20, 2009, 05:09:23 pm »

I would go along with that Roman, that looked like a great display you had, well done. Unfortunately we had 100% cloud/rain at my location so nothing to see here last night.

Thanks to the rest for the comments re the images, I'm finding it hard to keep up with this thread Embarrassed
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« Reply #190 on: June 20, 2009, 09:44:46 pm »

Thanks John.

Hi Roman, those look like classic 'waves', also known as Herringbone structure, similar to ripples on a beach at low tide.  Smiley
Martin, the "classic waves" is IIIb, am I right?

Just a hour ago I had another display here (they occure regularly!  Shocked ), of brightness 3-4 - the best one (yet) this year... There were some structures which I coudn't identify in a short time, now need to do it looking at photos.
I will post a report tomorrow and I hope for your help in idenifying.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #191 on: June 21, 2009, 04:15:07 pm »

IIIb waves seem good to me Roman  Wink

Jonathan Bingham and I met up last night for an observing session and ended up having a fantastic time!. We went up to the NE coast looking over the Irish Sea and could see some of the Scottish Islands, Jonathan knows the name of the location better than I do. It was an overcast night, which we expected anyway, but we actually did see an NLC display glowing THROUGH the clouds which we were both 100% certain about. It must have been a type 5 monster and at least 20 degrees above the horizon. The place we were at was fantasic, it wa like the Island in Jurassic Park with fantastic cliffs, passing 'fog storms', a few showers, a fog bow, and amazing nature scenes. We seen Deer and Badgers and had a great time watching the ships on the Ocean all lit up at night through Jonathan's amazing 5" comet seeking binos which are a serious piece of kit. I asked Jonathan if I could keep them but for some reason he declined  Smiley. It was such a mild night that we sat out on loungers watching the sky and generally having a great time on the Solstice. Definitely a special night which I won't forget. We even walked through the ghostly ruins of Dunluce Castle in the middle of the night...it was creepy too!. Thanks to Jonathan for a great night and for the chip and coke also...very much appreciated.  Smiley. Might upload a few images on the photography section later.
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« Reply #192 on: June 21, 2009, 09:18:09 pm »

You had a great time there Martin...  Smiley

(...) an NLC display glowing THROUGH the clouds which we were both 100% certain about. It must have been a type 5 monster (...)
Here too - the solstice turns them being mad  Shocked - they occure each day both evening & morning, and there is at least one great display per day... I become tired to get 80 photos each day, having few time even to report about it...  Undecided
Just an hour ago here was another great display: brightness 4, many different structures, nearly up to zenith and 140 degrees wide...  Cool
I will report yesterday ones as soon as possible.
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« Reply #193 on: June 21, 2009, 11:42:42 pm »

Lucky you, we have 100% cloud here Cry
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« Reply #194 on: June 22, 2009, 01:28:55 am »

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum i stumbled on to your site because i was searching for a site with Noctilucent clouds pictures.

I wanted to show you my pictures of my clouds Wink

I took the pictures on 21-06-2009 at around 11:17pm from my roof of my bedroom window Cheesy

Forgot something i'm from the netherlands.. city helmond



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