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Bright night shining clouds - 17.7.2019 at 23.45 - 18.7.2019 at 01.30 Helsinki Observation number 84305

Visibility IV / V

The first observations of night clouds in Töölönlahti as the sky darkens. From there, move to the center. Panoramic image from the familiar Senate Square.

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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered about half 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
    • Bright night shining clouds
Comments: 6 pcs
Matias Takala - 18.7.2019 at 21.58 Report this

Upea kuva!

Mikko Ankelo - 18.7.2019 at 22.06 Report this

Hieno havainto ja kuva!

Mikko Peussa - 19.7.2019 at 00.07 Report this

Hienosti sopii yöpilvet kaupunkiympäristöön. Komea kuva!

Ulla Vornanen - 19.7.2019 at 01.08 Report this

Kiitos Matias, Mikko A & Mikko P.! Oli onnea matkassa, että noin komeat yöpilvet osuivat juuri keskiviikolle ja oli mahdollisuus kuvata niitä ensimmäistä kertaa kaupunkiympäristössä.

Juha Kinnunen - 20.7.2019 at 21.59 Report this

Siinäpä juhlava kuva!

Ulla Vornanen - 20.7.2019 at 22.24 Report this

Kiitos Juha! Tuomiokirkko on jo itsessään juhlava, mutta kyllä olivat yöpilvetkin tuona yönä.

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