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Very visible NLCs visible to the north and western horisons, go have a look outside. :D
Thanks Ronan for the text alert.
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Replied by galwayskywatchers on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Yes a beautiful and extensive display , one of the largest so far this year snapped this image a few mins ago


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Replied by dmcdona on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Cheers Dave -spotted them here in Kildare - lovely display.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

It's faded quite abit now, grand image Ronan, I've a few also which I'll put up tomorrow.
To be honest, I thought the one a few weeks ago was a little more intense, but this was a grand one all the same.
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Thanks for the heads-up Dave ... got a good view of them from here in Maynooth ... a nice display!

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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Nice one Dave!
They warranted a spin down the road to my 'dark site' .....
Took a few snaps with the 35mm slr .....

Nice 'big' moon in the south too!
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Saw them from here last night oo, spread across a good distance along that entire horizon. Was at one of my future brother-in-law's house and his wife's place last night at the time. They have never seen 'cloud's like that before, and were quite taken aback!
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Lovely sight last night, this was taken from my backyard at 23.48pm...
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Replied by JohnMurphy on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Lovely image.
Seems to be a regular occurrence, or maybe were just more attuned to this phenomenon. I've been spotting NLCs regularly.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Lovely image.
Seems to be a regular occurrence, or maybe were just more attuned to this phenomenon. I've been spotting NLCs regularly.


John, what has helped is the number of clear sunny days we have had, believe it or not! This has been a terrific summer so far, and this has helped us in noticing more NLC's that otherwise simply would not be seen when there are less sunny days (thus, cloudy nights).

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Replied by JohnMurphy on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Seanie,

Very true!!
Also it was not something I was much aware of until members of this site brought it to (my) attention. Now I'm looking out for it more.
One of the things I found interesting though was that most of the sound bites I've read about NLCs indicate that they are hard to spot and that averted vision and or long exposure shots are needed to see them. I have not found this to be the case. I know what I'm seeing are definitely NLCs, its too dark to see the normal cloud, and the shape/pattern and luminesence all looks correct. I reckon a lot is as you say down to the ideal NLC weather we've been having.
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

If it wasn't for these boards I doubt I'd ever have seen NLCs. I have to go out of my way to find a clear northern horizon that isn't blocked by trees and hills and I just didn't bother till I started seeing the reports and pictures here!

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

One of the things I found interesting though was that most of the sound bites I've read about NLCs indicate that they are hard to spot and that averted vision and or long exposure shots are needed to see them. I have not found this to be the case. I know what I'm seeing are definitely NLCs, its too dark to see the normal cloud, and the shape/pattern and luminesence all looks correct. I reckon a lot is as you say down to the ideal NLC weather we've been having.


I've found them easy to spot with the naked eye in twilight. The main reason for not seeing them is not looking! So txt messages are very much appreciated (thank folks!).

The public in general does not look up. I remember being near Dolymount for the auroras of 2003, and people just walking along oblivious to a major aurora taking place overhead!
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Nice display going on at the mo.
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Replied by dmcdona on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Thank God NLC's aren't the subject of the July photo comp :D

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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41


that's an absolutely stunning image Micheal!
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Great image Mike, you've captured a lovely display in that shot! Very nice views down here too (thanks to Ronan for the text alert!).

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Very electric Michael, I had a look here for them and they were almost gone.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds NOW, July12, 23.41

Sorry for the delay on this, I've been totally up the walls for the past 2 weeks with work.

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This was a good display, I'd rank it as the second best this year so far.
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