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Eye-catching night shining clouds - 26.7.2018 at 00.00 - 26.7.2018 at 02.50 Viitasaari Observation number 75762

Visibility V / V

After empty nights, there was more to watch than watching moths and bats. The observation started from Viitasaari, from where we stopped to capture a picture of the Hännilänsalmi bridgehead. Unfortunately, the drive of less than a hundred kils of the four-way road was to the south, which had to hang in the side window and splash pictures backwards. But no matter when it was funny, it was so warm Huju from the window (compared to the winter halo shots). However, the night clouds were still visible in Laukaa and even better. Really beautiful sky and quite long belts.

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered about half of the sky
  • Noctilucent clouds
    • 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
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