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Clearly visible night shining clouds - 24.6.2022 at 00.30 - 24.6.2022 at 01.10 Vantaa, Pähkinärinne Observation number 107326

Visibility III / V

Paula Wirtanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Veikko Mäkelä put a message in the middle of the night clouds in one of the countries, something would be visible in the northern direction. I was just going to see the sky of Midsummer myself, and quite accurately I was able to giggle clouds that still stand out quite poorly. I could see a wave-like formation, however, then began to stand out with clear belts, albeit a little hazy.

Without a quarter, however, these began to brighten and were already quite noticeable. Belts, slightly wavy and gauze. And Capella, which can be seen in the pictures, stood out from the sky of Midsummer with the naked eye.

After one, the clouds began to dim.

Figure 1 is treated with a blurred mask ("fogged") to better distinguish the details of the clouds.

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Brightness of the noctilucent clouds
    • Clearly visible night shining clouds
  • Noctilucent clouds
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Waves info

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

      Wavy NLC by Jari Luomanen.


      NLC waves by Hannu Määttänen.

Technical information

Nikon D3500 + Nikkor AF-P 18-55 mm.

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