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Bright night shining clouds - 1.8.2016 at 01.00 - 1.8.2016 at 02.45 Espoo Observation number 55230

Visibility IV / V

Janne Sievinen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Fine night clouds lingered for a couple of hours north of the sun reddening the horizon. Photo taken in Nuuksio on the top of Solvalla's Swinghill ski slope. During the night, more than a hundred photos were taken with the aim of making a time series film - but even if a finger accidentally swept the focus sadly wrong at the beginning of the series ... The initial exposure experiment produced a sharp image, and the clouds were beautiful to watch live!

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • 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
    • Bright night shining clouds
Technical information

Capture time: 31 – Jul-2016 at 22:08 UTC / Exposure: 17mm at 30s f / 2.8 ISO100 / Equipment: Canon EOS 650D Sigma DC 17-50mm 1: 2.8 EX HSM

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