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Bright night shining clouds - 10.7.2020 at 00.30 - 10.7.2020 at 02.00 Espoo Observation number 91785

Visibility IV / V

Janne Sievinen, Ursa (Helsinki)

A great and wide-ranging night cloud play, which was a pleasure to watch above the port of Haukilahti in Espoo! There were plenty of different shapes on display and it would have been nice to get their shots shot with a slightly wider focal length lens, even a movie clip - maybe next time!

The horizontal image was taken at 01:18 and the vertical image at 00:47 heading northwest. Both images are lightly processed with Adobe Lightroom software to increase contrast.



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  • Havainto
    • Night shining clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered 3/8 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
Technical information

Equipment: Canon EOS 650D Sigma DC 17-50mm 1: 2.8 EX HSM

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