caf you awake? notilucent cloud display.

If you still are have a look out the window over the Irish Sea, there is a
lovely display of noctilucent clouds at the mo.

23:35 BST

Unfortunately I do not have a good enough cam to capture it from here


Mark
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At that time of night - I’m almost about to get up again. Usually in the sack 10pm - If I’m lucky I will make it to 3am
Embarrassingly I had no idea what you were on about so highlight the text and search with Google enlightened me. I always say you learn something every day - Thanks!

caf4926 adjusted his/her AFDB on Monday 13 Jul 2009 03:36 to write:

>
> At that time of night - I’m almost about to get up again. Usually in the
> sack 10pm - If I’m lucky I will make it to 3am
> Embarrassingly I had no idea what you were on about so highlight the
> text and search with Google enlightened me. I always say you learn
> something every day - Thanks!
>
>

Yeah it was the best display I have seen for a long time.

Have a look at spaceweather.com for some fantastic photographs from all over
Europe.

I was waiting for the ISS flyby and listening to the ( once again ) aborted
launch of the shuttle and noticed the clouds.

I have not got my telescope or camera setup here so could not capture any of
it :frowning:

If the sky is clear enough tonight I might get something.


Mark
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baskitcaise wrote:

>
>
> If you still are have a look out the window over the Irish Sea, there is a
> lovely display of noctilucent clouds at the mo.
>
> 23:35 BST
>
> Unfortunately I do not have a good enough cam to capture it from here
>
>

I’ve seen several postings about noctilucent cloud on the usual suspects -
uk.sci.weather and the Cloud Appreciation Society forum
(http://www.network54.com/Forum/385606/) - but I can’t say I expected to see
it here. :wink:

I missed it again. Probably wouldn’t have seen it for all the street lights
anyway. :frowning:


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy
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Graham P Davis adjusted his/her AFDB on Monday 13 Jul 2009 11:18 to write:

>
> I’ve seen several postings about noctilucent cloud on the usual suspects -
> uk.sci.weather and the Cloud Appreciation Society forum
> (http://www.network54.com/Forum/385606/) - but I can’t say I expected to
> see
> it here. :wink:
>
> I missed it again. Probably wouldn’t have seen it for all the street
> lights
> anyway. :frowning:
>

Hi Graham,

As I said last night is the best I have ever seen, I am a bit lucky as my
window here points North over the Irish sea, which is only approx 1/2 mile
away so the light pollution is not too bad at that time of night, there are
a couple of street lights right outside which do cause probs but I can
always go walk on the beach if I suspect something big is going to happen.

Last night was a surprise though and I had left my camera and telescope at
the SWMBO house about 3 miles away and was not going to go and disturb her (
more than my life`s worth ) :slight_smile: at that hour.

Funny though I watched the ISS last night at approx 00:03 which was an
excellent sight and it was being led by another satellite which I have not
had time to track yet, this was very plainly visible with the naked eye, I
have to look South for that and there is mucho light pollution on that side
( football ground spots, garden lights etc… etc… ) and even I could make
out with the naked eye two distinct tracks.

Must remember to bring my bino`s home this week as the ISS is visible most
nights and hopefully if they do launch the shuttle later today I might get a
glimpse of the 2.


Mark
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