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Bright night shining clouds - 2.8.2011 at 00.55 Tampere Observation number 206

Visibility IV / V

Jari Luomanen, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The very dark night of early August created a beautiful backdrop for these night clouds. I enjoyed detecting the slow-moving play while sipping coffee from a thermos.

Compared to the previous night’s mega show, these were of course dimmer, but very handsome still.



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  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered 1/4 of the sky
  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • 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.

    • Veil info

      The night cloud vail is a vague thin night shining cloud with no clear structure.

      Noctilucent cloud veil with one strong belt formation. Image by Veikko Mäkelä.

  • Brightness of the noctilucent clouds
    • Bright night shining clouds
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