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Large NLC display now - Wed June 14th

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Hi all,
just back with Dee from visiting relatives in Horseleap. Stopped along the way back around 23:25hrs to view a nice NLC display in 2 parts over the southwest, with Capella stuck in between the 2 patches. Closer to home, around 10 minutes ago (23:40hrs), the display has increased in size and luminence, and has now covered the entire southwestern sky for about 20 degrees either side of Capella as one display. Anyone with a good camera for a 3 second exposure or so would be able to get a rather nice shot.

Just a heads up. I know they're clouds, but worth a look as they are, as you know, quite rare!

And it was Dee's first display too! :

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Large NLC display now - Wed June 14th

Confirmed, you just beat me to the post, :lol: literally.
I have some images of it which I'll put up tomorrow morning.
It's quite extensive and is located on the north and western horisons.
It looks like a translucent whispy luminous cloud, its faded abit in the last half hour and from here there are some dark clouds rising on that horison,

Not anything as extensive as the display in 2004, but still very obvious!.

Go out and have a look if you can.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Large NLC display now - Wed June 14th

Look forward to seeing your photos Dave, as I recall, you got a really nice shot of the one from 2004.
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Noticed these from Tralee too last night at about 0:30bst they were directly north and extended about 10 degrees above the horizon. Quite bright and through binoculars lots of delicate structure could be seen.
I got one image from town and then drove to a better location but the display had declined and was difficult to discriminate from the twilight. There was also more dark cloud on the horizon.
Will look at the pictures later and post links if they show anything.
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