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Bright night shining clouds - 28.7.2018 at 02.30 - 28.7.2018 at 03.00 Tampere Observation number 75925

Visibility IV / V

Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Awakening after the lunar eclipse was rewarded with a rather handsome night cloud play. The western sky showed so much activity from my south-eastern balcony that I had to grab some shooting equipment and go cycling on the adjacent Armonkalli, which offers quite good views to the north over Lake Näsijärvi. There was no pointless trip. When he returned home, the cloud show had already rested far into the southeastern sky (last picture).

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered 3/8 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
    • Bright night shining clouds
Technical information

Canon EOS 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f / 2.8 @ 11mm

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