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Bright night shining clouds - 26.7.2018 at 01.00 - 26.7.2018 at 03.30 Vaasa Observation number 75716

Visibility IV / V

Tommi Järvilehto, Vaasan Andromeda

Finally a relatively dark and rather winding play. The biggest I've seen. Reached well over half the sky to the south.
Appropriately clouds on the horizon of the sun obscuring the sky.

40min gif animation to the east.

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Additional information
  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered 3/4 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.

    • 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
    • Bright night shining clouds
Technical information

Sona A7, Samyang 12mm, Lr

Comments: 1 pcs
Timo Alanko - 27.7.2018 at 05.12 Report this

Mainio animaatio. Harmi, että näytös on noin myöhään. Vähän tihkaisisi töihin lähtö seiskaksi...

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