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Noctilucents over Lincolnshire 21-06-2019

Noctilucents over Lincolnshire 21-06-2019

Forums The Cloud Forum Noctilucents over Lincolnshire 21-06-2019

This topic contains 13 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by Avatar Laurence Green 1 month, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #352843
    Photo Editor
    Photo Editor
    Keymaster

    A delightful display of noctilucents filled the sky over Lincolnshire last night. 21-06-2019Nocti-one-21-06-2019cas

  • #352938
    Michael
    Michael
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    Ian,,Thanks! Nice Photo!,,If they keep up maybe they’ll be visible in Phoenix before the summer is over!

  • #353333
    Hans Stocker
    Hans Stocker
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    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?

  • #353336
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    Keymaster

    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…

  • #353337
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    Photo Editor
    Keymaster

    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”.

  • #353362
    Hans Stocker
    Hans Stocker
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    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.

  • #353365
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    Photo Editor
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    Yes agree Hans would be good to come up with something lets keep digging!!

  • #353554
    Hans Stocker
    Hans Stocker
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    I did not found any explanation (yet) for the recent outbreak of noctilucent clouds Ian. I just found this link with a description of where and when they were visible until now ending with a mass of excellent pictures worthwhile to watch.

    Historic outbreak noctilucent clouds

     

  • #353557
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    It was the density and brightness of them that intrigued me, as seen on some of those…..Excellent info and imagery, thanks Hans….

  • #353570
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    Laurence Green
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    Hi all!

    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.

    https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190626.html

    Laurence

     

  • #353612
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    hygge
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    What vistas!

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-clouds-that-form-from-meteor-smoke-nvrdsb82j

    Towards the end of Paul Simons’ column above he mentions a stunning time-lapse video by Ben Pickering in Leeds, UK:

    bit.ly/2WZAOLD

     

  • #353878
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    Cloud of the month for June by Gavin..

    https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/june-2019/

     

  • #353901
    Keelin
    Keelin
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    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!

  • #353923
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    Laurence Green
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    Here is another wonderful shot of the Noctilucent cloud – this time photographed over Paris, France at the Summer Solstice, 21st June recent.

    Image comes from the NASA APOD page released today (28th June):-

    https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190628.html

    Laurence

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