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Eye-catching night shining clouds - 26.7.2018 at 00.40 - 26.7.2018 at 03.00 Kemiönsaari Observation number 75686

Visibility V / V

Mikko Peussa, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

It was a play in that class, especially before three in the night, it really attracted attention, so that's the rating. There were night clouds from west to northeast. The brightest in the northern and northeastern directions.

The last image is a gif animation from 01:00 to 01:30 and has 63 images. At the end of the animation, on the right side, can you see how the cloudboards cross, i.e. are they probably at slightly different heights or different distances from the observer?

Great calm night and great experiences once again.

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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.

  • Brightness of the noctilucent clouds
    • Eye-catching night shining clouds
Comments: 4 pcs
Jukka Kytömäki - 26.7.2018 at 04.08 Report this

Hienoja. Huomasin myös omassa videossani samoin, että laineet etenivät nopeasti ja vyöt pysyivät lähes paikoillaan. Parhaat kuviot ja liikkeet toistaiseksi.

Olli Ripatti - 26.7.2018 at 05.53 Report this

Olipa hieno ilmiö ja tosi hienot kuvat!

Mikko Ankelo - 26.7.2018 at 10.12 Report this

Hieno näytelmä ja upeat kuvat!

Matias Takala - 26.7.2018 at 16.54 Report this

Hienot kuvat irtosivat Kemiönsaareltakin! Tällaisissa yöpilviöissä on vaan taikaa, voi muistella marraskuisessa räntäsateessa :)

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