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 lived at this location for more than 25 years, and no summer has come close to the immense displays of night shining clouds of this July!

This shot is late in July, so the intensity and extent of the clouds have diminished considerably. Just a couple of weeks ago I could see the clouds in zenith – now they hover high above the northern horizon. In a couple of weeks the season is over.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 3 s