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Bright night shining clouds - 27.7.2021 at 23.30 - 28.7.2021 at 01.30 Ikaalinen, Sisättö Observation number 100038

Visibility IV / V

Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

Finally succeeded with the night clouds. Many evenings have been clear, but I have not seen the nights.

These were already visible at 11.30pm in the countries when I went on the observation tour.

During the night, they just brightened all the time and the shapes changed a bit. It’s in and out that these could put the attention-grabbing category.



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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered 1/4 of the sky
  • Noctilucent clouds
    • Swirl info

      Swirls are curved night shining cloud forms. For example, a single night cloud belt or group of waves may be curved on a clear bend.

      The arrow indicates a slight vortex in the night cloud belt. Photo by Joni Tahkoniemi.

      Strong swirls in image taken by Veikko Mäkelä.

    • Waves info

      Waves of noctilucent clouds are short, close groups of clouds.

      Wavy NLC by Jari Luomanen.

       

      NLC waves by Hannu Määttänen.

    • Band info

      Bands of noctilucent clouds are long, stripe like cloudformation.

      A single, very bright NLC band. Photo by Mikko Peussa.

       

      On the upper left corner, rising bands are clear on the image. Whereas waves of NLC cover the bottom right side of the image. Photo by Juha Tonttila.

    • Veil info

      The night cloud vail is a vague thin night shining cloud with no clear structure.

      Noctilucent cloud veil with one strong belt formation. Image by Veikko Mäkelä.

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