Huge (and I mean HUGE ) NLC display: July 2nd/3rd

8 years 10 months ago #89982 by Seanie_Morris
Unfortunately I do not have any photos to share now that you opened this thread, but I do hope someone out there had photographed it this morning for us all to see. On my way home from a gig and the sky is awash with a large, structured and very bright Noctilucent Cloud display. Vameraphone did not do it justice. A fine sight on yoyr way home!

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8 years 10 months ago #89983 by Frank Ryan
Cloudy here but nice catch!
What time was that at Seanie?

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8 years 10 months ago #89984 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Huge (and I mean HUGE ) NLC display: July 2nd/3rd
Morning Frank,

This was between 02:45 and 03:30hrs this morning. Very bright, high elevation with lots of contrasting filaments covering an extraordinarily large amount of sky. I reckon any member of the public who saw it and not know what it was would have been royally perplexed...

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8 years 10 months ago #89985 by Tonio50
I was down on the Bull island with my telescope and the Noctilucent Cloud display was unbelievable. Jupiter came up around 2.30 to the right of the clouds so all in all a great night :-)

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8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago #89987 by Tonio50
A bloke called Peevay took this picture last night and posted it on another forum..
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8 years 10 months ago #89989 by jonathan
The best display i have ever seen last night started around 23-45 and lasted all through till dawn i packed up at 03-30.
here are a few images i took





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8 years 10 months ago #89991 by dave_lillis
I knew it!! we had almost blanket cloud here but there were gaps in the north and it was looking very white/bright in there, but with no other decent sky to see it against, I couldnt be sure.
Those NLC's look awesome !!! damned clouds (normal clouds that is)

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8 years 10 months ago #89995 by stevie
I saw them at about 2.45am, brilliantly bright. I must agree with Jonathan, they were probably the best the best I've ever seen. I'm just glad Jonathan managed to catch them. Well done mate.

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8 years 10 months ago #89996 by Donegal Skies
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I was in exactly the same boat as you Dave L. Only seen very small section through clouds and i thought it looked like i was missing something special. Great to see images of it on here too.

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8 years 10 months ago #89997 by TrevorDurity
Great images Jonathan. Really like the second one with the pier silhouette. Looks like it was a really good display.

We were keeping an eye out on this end but got clouded over at about 11. :ermm:

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8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago #89998 by paul mc c
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A couple from same night.

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8 years 10 months ago #90005 by Seanie_Morris
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Some really cool images lads, well done. Even to the naked eye, it was still larger! I am glad someone caught some photos of it.

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8 years 10 months ago #90029 by R Newman
Just a photo from last night, smaller but very bright display
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8 years 10 months ago #90030 by Frank Ryan
Nice one Ronan.
Saw them from Shannon,
low down but bright.
Lets hope for a few more big displays before
the seasons end.

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8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago #90031 by Donegal Skies
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Nicely done Ronan.

Heres hoping for a few clear nights and another few displays.

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8 years 10 months ago #90032 by EPK
I had these about 4am on the morning of the 2nd. I was in Newcastleton, on the Scottish/English border, and stumbled from my tent to be confronted with it. It was absolutely astonishing....almost surreal.

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8 years 10 months ago #90033 by dave_lillis
lads, where are you getting the clear skies from?, :S
Glad to see someone is seeing something.

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8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago #90034 by paul mc c
They are a strange phinomina,and rarely seen from Ireland.....clear skies that is!

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