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Eye-catching night shining clouds - 10.7.2020 at 01.11 - 10.7.2020 at 02.07 Espoo Observation number 91888

Visibility V / V

Mika Turdén, Ursa (Helsinki)

The bright and wide-illuminated night clouds created quite spectacular reflections in the water on a calm summer evening.

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  • 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.

    • 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
Technical information

Canon 6D, Sigma 20mm f1.4 DG Art

Comments: 3 pcs
Mikko Peussa - 14.7.2020 at 03.10 Report this

Hieno setti yöpilvistä!

Timo Alanko - 14.7.2020 at 17.24 Report this

Onhan noi aivan upeita kuvia! 

Mika Turdén - 14.7.2020 at 19.13 Report this

Kiitos paljon!

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