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A delightful display of noctilucents filled the sky over Lincolnshire last night. 21-06-2019
Ian,,Thanks! Nice Photo!,,If they keep up maybe they’ll be visible in Phoenix before the summer is over!
Wonderful Ian. I suppose something will be terribly wrong with the weather – much more than there already is – when noctilucent shows up in Phoenix Michael :)
Last weekend noctilucent was seen in large parts of northern Europe. Might there be any connection with the extreme warm weather now on the continent?
Thank you Michael and Hans, not sure, but this was likely to have been the most widespread outbreak of noctilucent clouds ever observed over Europe, it certainly was the most impressive and extensive display I have ever witnessed in my neck of the woods or anywhere…Lets hope for more to come…
Just read this
“On June 9th noctilucent clouds were spotted in California, as far south as 33 °N – a new record! Combined with the historic June 21st outbreak, this is certainly the most active NLC season on record”.
Thanks Ian. I am amazed about the latitudes it has been observed. Checking atoptics on this you will find:
“The short summer nights of latitudes of 50 – 65° reveal the highest clouds – noctilucent or ‘night shining’ clouds.” and “NLCs are seen further south. They have been sighted in Europe as far south as Austria, Hungary, Italy and southern Germany. In the US they have been seen in Utah and Colorado.”
I understand that records are set with this outbreak. I am very curious whether there is any explanation for this.
Yes agree Hans would be good to come up with something lets keep digging!!
It was the density and brightness of them that intrigued me, as seen on some of those…..Excellent info and imagery, thanks Hans….
Here is my contribution to the very interesting thread about Noctilucent clouds.
Released on the NASA APOD page today – 26th July. Heck, 6 months time it will, at least in UK, be Christmas “Boxing Day!!!! Where does time go so fast?!?
Here it is – lovely image.
Towards the end of Paul Simons’ column above he mentions a stunning time-lapse video by Ben Pickering in Leeds, UK:
Thank you, Ian, for launching this topic, and to all for links to absolutely stunning images. Hoping to see such wonders dancing above my own noggin here. Eyes up as the sun goes down!