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Author:  jeff.stevens [ Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:47 am ]
Post subject:  Noctilucent Cloud

It has been a while since I last saw a display of NLC, but I’m fairly sure I caught the tail end of a weak display in the east-northeast at 3:00am this morning. I couldn’t sleep, so I got up to take a look at the night sky, and there was a definite wispy electric blue look about these clouds very low on the horizon. The photo doesn’t pick them out too well.

Best wishes, Jeff.

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Author:  stella [ Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Noctilucent Cloud

Yes, I can confirm NLC. I saw them too.

Author:  jeff.stevens [ Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Noctilucent Cloud

Thanks stella. I see the BBC have released a few pics from further north than my location, which look stunning.

Best wishes, Jeff.

Author:  Cliff [ Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Noctilucent Cloud

Geoff
Nice one - it's a long time since I saw any Noctilucent Cloud myself, so I'm pleased Stella commented before me.
Best wishes from Cliff

Author:  jeff.stevens [ Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Noctilucent Cloud

Cheers Cliff. It was quite exciting to spot it. I’d seen the reports of recent increased activity and I was lucky enough to wake up at the right time. Although, I suspect I missed the better part of the display.

I will have to look back through my diaries to spot my last NLC obs.

Best wishes, Jeff.

Author:  David Frydman [ Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Noctilucent Cloud

NLC June 8/9.

2019 June 09.
0202 UT to 02.15 UT.
340 to 025 degrees azimuth trees both ends.
Maximum elevation 20 degrees.
Bands, waves and whirls.
Brightness 3 to 4.

24 photos G15 ~0.5 sec f/1.8 to f/2.8, 1600 ISO.
I am not computer literate and some of my photos have ghosts from the bright street light in the photos.

I have been observing NLC from the late 1960s. Fifty years.

Regards,
David

Author:  jeff.stevens [ Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Noctilucent Cloud

Glad you got to see some NLC on the 9th, David. Let’s hope this period of activity continues.

Best wishes, Jeff.

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