Last summer was sunny and warm, and many of the nights were filled with these mysterious night-shining clouds. This summer has been a cool, cloudy and unstable one, with very few clear nights. This night has been the only one so far with a great display worth photographing, and also only the second display I’ve […]
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The summer of 2014 has been the most incredible of all summers perhaps in a generation weather wise, but most of all noctilucent clouds wise. Clear skies almost every day and night in July, perhaps every 4 days I could see NLCs! An incredible summer I will remember for the rest of my life. I’ve […]
Yet another incredible outburst of noctilucent clouds, and still only the beginning of July! The timelapse spans 1500 exposures from 00:50-02:30. Weatherforecast is good, so hopefully several more displays to come. These wonderfully bright tendrils and swirls are only possible during the months of late May to beginning of August, but July is by far […]
I’ve been watching the sky every night so far this summer and only seen very vague hints of noctilucent clouds. Last year I did not see any at all. This time I didn’t have to walk outside to check, that’s how strong this display was. I was watching TV, and just glanced out of the […]
Every clear night I hope to see these wonderful clouds seen only during the short summer weeks. At 60 degrees north the sky is too bright in June, so if they are present they are only vaguely visible. In July the sky has darkened sufficiently for these super high clouds to really stand out and […]
First night of August and the first noctilucent clouds of the summer – at least the first good ones! There have been some fine veils and wisps in between the clouds, but nothing close to this display. I also made a time-lapse video – see it in this post
Tonight’s Noctilucent cloud show was fast moving, bright and spectacular. Watching it is one thing, but a time-lapse of many hundreds of exposures is a totally different matter. By playing back as a movie you can see how the ripples and waves are moving, as well as how the NLCs are moving in a totally […]
After more than a week of cloud cover, tonight started with a very bright and widespread display of NLCs. It was far south on the sky and ranged all the way to the northwest/northeast. Only a few times have I seen NLCs go further south than zenith. As the sky was clear I assumed it […]
Finally a strong display of NLCs! After a heavy thunderstorm the clouds slowly dissipated and revealed NLCs. They were mostly ripples this time – like sand in the shallow seas or the sand dunes of a desert. NLCs are really great on photo, but simply awesome as a time-lapse.
First decent display of the season, but as it’s very close to the solstice the sky is very bright throughout the night and thus the NLCs are not as prominent as could be later in the summer.
Low-hanging in the northern sky is also a beautiful vista, but nothing compared to those nights where the clouds cover the sky all the way to zenith.
Yet another night with noctilucent clouds, albeit much dimmer than some of the other displays this summer.
Some summers might pass without a single display, while others are filled with night after night with intense shows. When the clouds are as strong as here, the dark of night is turned into a milkywhite twilight, as they brighten the sky as an enormous reflective layer all the way to sunrise. 00:47:58 01:06:35 02:12:26 […]