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Eye-catching night shining clouds - 21.7.2021 at 01.30 Parainen, Ahvensaari Observation number 99803

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Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I started observing the night sky around 1:30 and my attention was drawn to the rather spectacular night cloud formation.

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered about half 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
    • Eye-catching night shining clouds
Comments: 2 pcs
Jukka Kytömäki - 21.7.2021 at 16.10 Report this

Hienot kuvat. Näissä kuvissa aaltomaiset poikkraidat näkyvät erittäin selvästi. Omissa kuvissani raitojen suunta on vinossa ja pystyyn.

Pentti Arpalahti - 21.7.2021 at 17.33 Report this

Olisipa ollut samaan aikaan Aurinkomyrsky. Turkoosinväriset  yökkösreposdyynit olis hienon näköisiä. Vähän joutuu vielä odottelemaan.

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