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Very prominent pre-dawn NLC's Thurs June 28th a.m.

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Hi folks,

I was working last night, and on my way home around 3am this morning, I pass through some of the darkest parts of the Midlands between Edenderry and Daingean, and saw probably the brightest Noctilucent Clouds display I have ever seen. Did anyone else spot it? All over the approaching dawn horizon up to about 15 degrees it was just shining with bands of light blue and silver. I wouldn't have thought the weather I am looking at now was possible after a completely clear pre-dawn sky like this was this morning.

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Seanie,

The amount of times you have said you saw this, that or the other driving home late at night you would think that by now you would keep a camera in the car to share the experience with us all. :lol:
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Seanie,

The amount of times you have said you saw this, that or the other driving home late at night you would think that by now you would keep a camera in the car to share the experience with us all. :lol:


You'd think! :!:

The camera phone wasn't up to the task, so the few I had taken I deleted.
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I saw them too at about 3.30. I took a photo of them even though they were mostly obscured by the Houses across the road. Basically, I was just too lazy to try and hunt out a more apt location at that time in the Morning (Bed Time!!)

They certainly looked very bright and prominent
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Seanie,
Please go buy an camera and tripod, we'd love a look at these NLCs
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