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Eye-catching night shining clouds - 22.7.2014 at 00.00 - 22.7.2014 at 01.12 Lahti Observation number 27877

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Tuomo Leppänen, Lahden Ursa

Shortly before midnight, I glanced at the northern horizon. To be sure, I couldn’t tell if it was cloudy gauze or night clouds. Watching was worth it this time. :)

Pictures taken at midnight on both sides, from 11:47 pm, but the system does not allow such notification.

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered 3/8 of the sky
  • Noctilucent clouds
    • Unusual forms info

      Relatively rarely, there are special shapes in the night shining cloud displays that do not belong to the shapes listed above. Such may be, for example, thick lumpy formations that appear as some kind of patches. They may also be associated with an unusual color tone.

    • Swirl info

      Swirls are curved night shining cloud forms. For example, a single night cloud belt or group of waves may be curved on a clear bend.

      The arrow indicates a slight vortex in the night cloud belt. Photo by Joni Tahkoniemi.

      Strong swirls in image taken by Veikko Mäkelä.

    • 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
    • Eye-catching night shining clouds
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Olympus Pen E-PM1 + 17mm Pancake + 7.5mm Samyang Fisheye

Comments: 1 pcs
Tuomo Leppänen - 22.7.2014 at 21.17 Report this

17 minuuttia pilvien liikettä puristettuna 50s. Olkaa hyvä. :D

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