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Clearly visible night shining clouds - 17.7.2020 at 00.01 - 17.7.2020 at 02.30 Jyväskylä Observation number 92049

Visibility III / V

Juha Kinnunen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The petty night cloud show celebrated a great summer night. From the northeastern horizon, by midnight, a nocturnal area began to rise, which by two o'clock expanded slightly to the northwest and to a maximum of about 20 degrees. There was a small formation in Rusko on the northwestern horizon for a long time.

The other, easternmost part of the show was covered behind the forest at this observation site.

Whatever it was while enjoying the views and moods - the owl carried the prey in front of me and the bats went to thin out the swarm of mosquitoes near the shoreline. The temperature was 13 degrees and the wind hardly a name.

As for the comet Neowise, I didn't get to see it again, even though I was binocularing and shooting hard.

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Very small area
  • 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

Nikon D800, Nikkor 80-200 / 2.8 and 14 / 2.8

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