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Offline Roger Parsons  
#1 Posted : 25 May 2019 16:11:56(UTC)
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Shorter nights reduce observing time for astronomers, who are glad of the compensation offered by Noctilucent Clouds [NLCs]. The British Astronomical Association hosts a useful "Beginners Guide" on the Web. As many posters will be of a scientific disposition, you may like to become involved by recording your observations. If you spot a good display you could post details on this thread to alert us to what you have seen. Photographing NLCs can be a challenge.


https://britastro.org/node/9456


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#2 Posted : 28 May 2019 20:10:38(UTC)
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Thanks so much for sharing this 

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#3 Posted : 07 June 2019 18:13:24(UTC)
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Coming up to the 10th anniversary of the greatest noctilucent cloud display I have ever witnessed and I suspect many others have. A truely remarkable display


18th June 2009








 

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#4 Posted : 07 June 2019 23:01:21(UTC)
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Very nice photos. Thanks for posting them. 


 


Anyway, I haven't seen NCs this year so far (although it's a bit early yet). Had a good look over Waveney Marshes (nr Lowestoft) in early hours of last night (6 June) - nothing!


Last year, there was some good displays of NCs.

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#5 Posted : 09 June 2019 17:50:44(UTC)
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In this week's Spaceweather.com newsletter - you can sign up for it on their site.

"The best season for noctilucent clouds in years is underway, and last night it intensified with a huge display over the United States. Bright tendrils of frosted meteor smoke were sighted glowing in the night sky over states as far south as Oregon. The apparition may be a side effect of solar minimum."

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#6 Posted : 15 June 2019 19:09:59(UTC)
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Latest from spaceweather.com:  "RECORD-SETTING NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS: If you've never seen a cloud of frosted meteor smoke, now is the time to look. 2019 is shaping up to be the best year for noctilucent clouds ... maybe ever."


http://spaceweather.com/


Could be clear tonight!


Roger


 


 

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No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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#7 Posted : 18 June 2019 05:49:46(UTC)
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Noctilucent clouds evident last night, a lovely electric blue tinge to them


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#8 Posted : 18 June 2019 08:19:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KevBrads1 Go to Quoted Post
Noctilucent clouds evident last night, a lovely electric blue tinge to them



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No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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#9 Posted : 18 June 2019 17:05:31(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KevBrads1 Go to Quoted Post
Noctilucent clouds evident last night, a lovely electric blue tinge to them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8mxPxtbKKk


Thanks for that  I haven't  been so lucky here as yet, lots of low scud cloud comes in at sunset, spoiling the view .

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#10 Posted : 22 June 2019 05:19:58(UTC)
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Lovely display last night


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#11 Posted : 22 June 2019 07:18:06(UTC)
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Very good, KB. Some interesting "trails" too. Intriguing.


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#12 Posted : 22 June 2019 09:43:49(UTC)
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  Thank you for sharing Kev!  Very nice to watch and it shows the lingering twilight too!  I’ll never get to see either as I can’t keep my eyes open after ten, so at this time of year I don’t see darkness at all. Unless like yesterday, when I got up at 3:30 and thought it would be nice to see the solstice through from sunrise to sunset, but my eyelids had other ideas!   

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#13 Posted : 22 June 2019 10:16:38(UTC)
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Had a stunning display in the northern sky last night.


https://twitter.com/M35weather/status/1142193322498428930

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#14 Posted : 22 June 2019 11:28:20(UTC)
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I've never seen noctilucent clouds. I tried looking last night but couldn't see a thing. I have streetlights and roofs to contend with, and just the general glow of streetlights from the M4 and the greater Reading area.


I'm assuming you need reasonably dark skies to see them, and probably a higher latitude?

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#15 Posted : 22 June 2019 13:11:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Darren S Go to Quoted Post


I've never seen noctilucent clouds. I tried looking last night but couldn't see a thing. I have streetlights and roofs to contend with, and just the general glow of streetlights from the M4 and the greater Reading area.


I'm assuming you need reasonably dark skies to see them, and probably a higher latitude?




They should have been visible to you last night - if you'd had a clear view to the northern horizon around 11pm (around 1-2 hours after sunset and before sunrise seem to be the best time to see them, but it's often just a case of chance!).  

Being a bit further north would help - I think the north Norfolk coast is probably one of the best places to see them.


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#16 Posted : 22 June 2019 13:23:02(UTC)
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Martin McKenna's footage




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#17 Posted : 28 June 2019 05:03:00(UTC)
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Just a small display just before midnight and in the distance in the run up to dawn




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#18 Posted : 28 June 2019 06:26:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KevBrads1 Go to Quoted Post
Just a small display just before midnight and in the distance in the run up to dawn


Good stuff, KB.


As we run up to the Perseid meteor shower you might catch something spectacular to go with your NCs.


Perseid meteor shower Fri 9 Aug – Wed 14 Aug 2019.


[The Perseids start to show in mid July, peaking early to mid August.]


https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/events/perseid-meteor-shower


 


Roger



 


 

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No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
Curiosities of Great Britain (c.1780)
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#19 Posted : 05 July 2019 11:31:06(UTC)
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Despite the displays been seen so far south, I don't think the displays so far have been as spectacular as those of 10 years ago. I stumbled across photos of a display I took from 23rd July 2009


 



I don't know what it was 10 years ago but the sunsets and the noctilucent displays were spectacular during that summer of 2009 and into the September. Sarychev peak volcano eruption certainly had an effect on the sunsets. 

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#20 Posted : 11 July 2019 22:12:55(UTC)
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Another tremendous display again tonight. Noctilucent clouds from Manchester on the evening of 11 July 2019:




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