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Clearly visible night shining clouds - 18.7.2014 at 01.40 Ilmajoki Observation number 27653

Visibility III / V

Esko Lehtiniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

It was worth going outside again to blink at the sky. At first I didn’t believe my eyes, but after a moment of wonder, doubts began to recede. Camera and tripod highlighted and not shooting. When I got on the plane, I noticed that other observations had already been reported.

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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
Comments: 2 pcs
Mauri Korpi - 18.7.2014 at 12.20 Report this

Hyvin on selvät pilvet.  Tähtiäkin alkaa kuvissa näkyä.  Itse nukuin nämä pilvet ohi.

Juho Kinnunen - 18.7.2014 at 12.23 Report this

Hienoja kuvia.

Minäkin olen viime päivinä huomannut, kuinka alkaa tähtiä näkyä ihan kunnolla. Syksy on tulossa, mutta on tässä vielä kesää jäljellä. :)

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