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Eye-catching night shining clouds - 20.7.2021 at 23.10 - 21.7.2021 at 02.15 Lieto Observation number 99827

Visibility V / V

Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Frustrating night.

I noticed the night clouds already a little over the evening of eleven. I got to the terrain an hour later.

The clouds were spectacular. Bright, wide and full of more interesting shapes. So good pictures would be obvious?

Well no. At first, a dark lower cloud stuttered in the northern sky. After it left the scene, it started to breeze. As a result, the foreground was blurred in almost all images. That is, in relation to expectations, the images did not become what I thought.

As such, however, it is not appropriate to appeal. The night was beautiful and there was something to do for the coming times. And on the other hand, I kind of describe that kind of movement and that kind of mood :)

Yes, I meant to forget. Some forest creature ran in the darkness, gusting, buzzing with loud noise and thunder, frightening the birds sleeping in the nearby trees. The sound came straight towards me, so I decided to hit the hand together and scream. The direction changed and the sound disappeared into the summer night. What a lie it was. Deer, Capricorn or similar probably.

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered 7/8 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
Comments: 8 pcs
Paula Wirtanen - 21.7.2021 at 23.48 Report this

No ainakin yhden hienon ja tunnelmallisen kuvan onnistuit saamaan. 

Markku Ruonala - 22.7.2021 at 00.21 Report this

Matti, kuva on hieno. Joskus meidän kuvaajien pitäisi unohtaa kamera ja tallentaa näkymät omalle henkilökohtaiselle kiintolevylle ja vain nauttia luonnon tarjoamasta hienosta hetkestä. 

Eero Karvinen - 22.7.2021 at 00.52 Report this

Viimeyö oli kyllä sanotaanko spektaakkeli. Moni sai mahtavia kuvia yöpilvistä kuten sinäkin.

Veikko Mäkelä - 22.7.2021 at 08.53 Report this

Näytelmä oli tosi upea, kesän ja monen muunkin kesän parhaimmistoa. Kiinnostavaa oli kuitenkin aikainen ilmestyminen. Siksi onkin hyvä, että sait tuon kellonajan merkittyä havaintoosi.

Jari Luomanen - 22.7.2021 at 23.58 Report this

Näytelmä on tässä hienosti koko laajuudessaan parhaalta hetkeltä. Löytyikö muuten punkkeja tuon keikan jälkeen? :D 

Matti Helin - 23.7.2021 at 00.09 Report this

Ei ollut punkkeja... Kopkop. 


Ja kiitos :) 

Jari Luomanen - 23.7.2021 at 14.48 Report this

Minä oon löytänyt vaatteista ja iholta mönkimästä useita, vain yksi on ehtinyt kiinnittyä toistaiseksi. Tai ainakaan enempiä en oo huomannut. :D Tuntuvat mokomat lisääntyneen. 

Pentti Arpalahti - 23.7.2021 at 19.34 Report this

Kun rima on jo noussut korkealle, niin vanha tulos on epäonnistuminen. Sellaisesta ne loputtomasti itseensä tyytymättömät taiteilijat kertovat.  

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