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Dim night shining clouds - 4.7.2022 at 00.30 - 4.7.2022 at 01.00 Vantaa, Pähkinärinne Observation number 107463

Visibility II / V

Paula Wirtanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Gradually, as the sky darkened, the vague possible night clouds were confirmed. They were faint, but clearly recognizable. Before one, they started to stand out somehow clearly.

Capella also stands out in the original picture (1), which I managed to see with the naked eye after searching for a while.

Picture 2 shows twilight rays, illuminating night clouds and an airplane that left Helsinki-Vantaa (mobile phone).

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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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