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Dim night shining clouds - 30.6.2022 at 00.50 - 30.6.2022 at 02.09 Helsinki Observation number 107418

Visibility II / V

The observation conditions were downright ideal last night. But the (otherwise really lovely) brightness... The night clouds could still be seen with the naked eye, mostly in the western direction. When the nights get dark, they surely shine in a completely different way. I suspected the whole time that they were also hiding among the red cloud cover of the sky, but you can't really find out - and it doesn't matter. The second image is a timelapse from the entire observation period, from which you can see that a small movement did occur.

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Brightness of the noctilucent clouds
    • Dim night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Very small area
  • Noctilucent clouds
    • Band info

      Bands of noctilucent clouds are long, stripe like cloudformation.

      A single, very bright NLC band. Photo by Mikko Peussa.


      On the upper left corner, rising bands are clear on the image. Whereas waves of NLC cover the bottom right side of the image. Photo by Juha Tonttila.

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