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Were those noctilucent clouds that were visible across the
northern sky last night around 11.00pm.
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Yep. Ronan rang me last night to tell me to go and look but unfortunately it was cloudy in Dublin.

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Same here. Fair play to Ronan for ringing around. Unfortunately it was cloudy here in Kildare also.

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Replied by spculleton on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Looks like I got lucky again! I got to see them last night at around 11.30, but by 12.30 (or even earlier) they were totally clouded over. Very interesting display that stretched at least 25 degrees above the horizon and had some delicate whispy structures.
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Replied by galwayskywatchers on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Yes a truly beautiful display, at first a got a text from one of the astronomy lads here in galway at 1115 saying, "is that Noctilucent clouds covering the sky", i thought , a bit early yet, but when i looked out, Wow, id say 40 degrees up, 90 degrees wide.So i rang evry astro guy i knew even Terry.

The outer edge looked like a very thick plane trail, very silvery colour, surely a Noc. Cloud.Although my dad the Met man at knock airport says high cirrus, but a seasoned Noc. cloud observer knew better and as it got darker after 12 i proved him wrong. Roll on tonight. i saw one guy in Glengarnock Scotland report an elevation up to 75 degrees. www.nlcnet.co.uk/nlcreps.htm#july

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Hi All,
I was lucky here last night, as I saw this noctilucent cloud, I noiticed on the way back from my brothers house..
I have to admit, I thought it was cirrus cloud or contrails at first, but I was surprised at how striking and luminous it looked and there was no other cloud above or below it, its southern edge was near Jupiter.
I though this stuff was supposed to be hard to see. :?: This thing took over the whole western side of the sky...
Heres a pic i got of it from a back window of my house with a handheld canon 300d, exposure = 1.3 secs at F5.6 using iso1600.
Note how bright it is compared to the street light .





Is this what your talking about (still not fully convinced).
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Replied by galwayskywatchers on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Beautiful shot Dave, around what time did you take that, You were one of the few i didnt ring, didnt have your number, Seanie must have been asleep, no answer.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Super shot Dave. Well done!

Pity it was cloudy here. :cry:

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Beautiful shot Dave, around what time did you take that, You were one of the few i didnt ring, didnt have your number, Seanie must have been asleep, no answer.


I was probably JUST in bed when you would have rang Ronan! Damn it anyway! Gonna have to be a bit more alert.
The ironic thing is, for the past few nights that some of you have seen these, I haven't, because I didn't look properly. I'm renting on a farm in the country with almost 360 degrees field of view from the field in front of my house!

Pay attention Seanie... :x
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Hi Lads,
Thanks for the kind comments, I was lucky that I saw it at all, I have to say I nearly dismissed it as cirrus cloud as I've never seen this before.
It was only the fact the there were so translucent that they cought my eye at all.
The time I took the pic was at exactly 23:36 and 20 seconds.
I have other pics of it which will be on the SAC site soon.

I noticed that on Thursday night that the sky was very similar in terms of how blue it was but there were only "normal" dark clouds scattered around.
I really have to say I was very impressed at how fabulous those clouds on Wedesday night looked, the pic above really doesn't do them justice.
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Hi All, I saw some NLC's last night July 10th from Cavan, real silver & blue in colour, only my 2nd time seeing these. Nice Sight! :D

Here's one I took through the digital, 10sec exposure.



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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Lovely pic there Keith.
I missed that one, as I didnt know about it.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Noctilucent clouds

Hi All,
I've 1 more pic of the noc. clouds.
The jurys still out whether the first image is of some sort of airliner trail ??

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