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Clearly visible night shining clouds - 8.7.2014 at 00.24 - 8.7.2014 at 02.31 Lahti Observation number 27257

Visibility III / V

Tuomo Leppänen, Lahden Ursa

From the observation of the previous night, I guessed that something could be seen tonight as well. I used to glance at the sky at half past one, and soon I was already on my way to a better location on the shore of Lake Vesijärvi.

The top night clouds were visible in the eastern sky. Halfway through the two corners, the clouds began to stand out in the west as well. In the north, the clouds were only visible between about 2:00 and 2:30.

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered 1/4 of the sky
  • Noctilucent clouds
    • Waves info

      Waves of noctilucent clouds are short, close groups of clouds.

      Wavy NLC by Jari Luomanen.


      NLC waves by Hannu Määttänen.

    • 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
    • Clearly visible night shining clouds
Technical information

Olympus Pen E-PM1 and a miscellaneous selection of optics. Mainly 17mm PanCake.

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