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Awesome NLCs 19th/20th June

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This wasn't high - circa 10 deg above the horizon with a sharp cutoff, and 60deg wide, but wow, so bright!






Still going on, more photos to be taken :-)

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Awesome NLCs 19th/20th June

Still going on, more photos to be taken :-)

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Nothing that good in Dublin. Though I see Terry has just sent out a mail saying it still oging on.

01:06

Hi all,

There's a beautiful display of Noctilucent Clouds (NLCs) at the moment. Look low down in the North, just below Capella, for these iridescent wispy silvery 'night-shining' clouds.

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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Awesome NLCs 19th/20th June

1:35Am and visible from Shannon,
although clouds are interfering.
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Replied by Petermark on topic Re: Awesome NLCs 19th/20th June

If they really are at as high an altitude as they say they are then those "low" clouds would be at a latitude well above the Arctic Circle,basking in full sunlight.
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Awesome NLCs 19th/20th June

Those are lovely shots Paul, looks like one hell of a display!

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Awesome NLCs 19th/20th June

Awesome shots is right Paul. I was out and about between 02:25 and 02:45 hours, and even though I had quite a clear large patch to the horizon at that time, NLC activity was a bare minimum. You guys up north seem to have got the better display by far.

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Awesome NLCs 19th/20th June

Excellent images Paul, is there anyway of figuring out where these are exactly (latitude). I had a quick check at midnight but didn't see anything although I didn't have a great northern horizon..
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Thanks for showing these Paul, what a great sight, they are so bright!

Here to some more :arrow:

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Replied by JohnMurphy on topic Re: Awesome NLCs 19th/20th June

Lovely shots Paul, nice catch.

Haven't seen any NLCs yet this year - not for want of looking but, more due to uncooperative skies.
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I have not seen any as yet this season, lovely shots ,thanks

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Replied by paulevans on topic Re: Awesome NLCs 19th/20th June

Thanks all, it was certainly an impressive sight. I was hoping for a repeat last night but despite having partial clarity to the North, nothing at all happened.

Plenty more time yet - last year the best sightings came in July.

As for the trigonometry Dave, if I had been paying more attention 30 years ago I might remember how to work out the distance. Maybe we need Frank to draw it out for us :-)
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