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Noctilucent Clouds Season 2018

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Please post any reports and observations and general comments here for this season.

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North Wales this weekend.

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nowt here in derby on monday night, but someone saw them in tamworth, which is south of derby... i reckon i live in a nocticlucent shadow..

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Posted (edited)

Best noctilucent season by far was 2009. Some of the displays were magnificent. Recent times have been pretty unspectacular not aided by the weather trying to see them anyway.

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On 13/06/2018 at 18:55, Weather-history said:

Best noctilucent season by far was 2009. Some of the displays were magnificent. Recent times have been pretty unspectacular not aided by the weather trying to see them anyway.

18th June 2009. Amazing displays that evening. A blue electric colour and almost near the zenith, 

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Lots of pictures appearing on Twitter this morning

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Guilty as charged re twitter.

Amazing sight last night, love hunting for these. Not seen such a wide display before where most of northern horizon covered in blanket of NLC.

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Haven't had much luck this year so far due to relentless cloud overnight, but hoping next week provides an opportunity during the hot spell.

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think ill try staying up tonight, if i can stay sober (need to travel for best views), cool clear skies, should produce?...

 

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NOTHING. im already hearing reports of them last night, some stunning pics. i stayed out from 11pm until midnight when it was all but dark.  sat on a high vantage point with a clear view of the northern horizon.

all i can conclude is that derby is too far south.

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Didn't see anything from my vantage point in the Peak District, looking at the spaceweather model of the clouds there's a 'kink' to the north in the wave leaving out the north Atlantic and Faeroes, some cluster of NLCs to the east but it'll be another day or two before the wave returns. Clear skies forecast for most of next week so i'm remaining optimistic.

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2 hours ago, SNOW_JOKE said:

Didn't see anything from my vantage point in the Peak District, looking at the spaceweather model of the clouds there's a 'kink' to the north in the wave leaving out the north Atlantic and Faeroes, some cluster of NLCs to the east but it'll be another day or two before the wave returns. Clear skies forecast for most of next week so i'm remaining optimistic.

hi, have you got a link to that spaceweather site please? if theres a way of predicting when we can see these it would help.

ps...ive seen pics on facebook from north york moors of them from last night, frustratingly!

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1 hour ago, mushymanrob said:

hi, have you got a link to that spaceweather site please? if theres a way of predicting when we can see these it would help.

ps...ive seen pics on facebook from north york moors of them from last night, frustratingly!

Here you go Mushy..

http://www.spaceweather.com

 

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17 hours ago, Jo Farrow said:

where were these observed?

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This mornings view from Birmingham  2am

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Display ongoing at the moment as seen at midnight here in Snowdonia North Wales. Apologies for grainy mobile phone pics.

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From a couple of days ago.

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I was a bit late looking out tonight but possibly weak NLCs in South Staffs ??

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 Bit of advice from Astronomical Society of Edinburgh (tweets)

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9 hours ago, kar999 said:

I was a bit late looking out tonight but possibly weak NLCs in South Staffs ??

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Apparently so...other reports on twitter about last night.

 

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Posted (edited)

 

NLCs have been visible for the last few days and with clear skies forecast almost countrywide this week it is well worth looking to the NW/N an hour or so after sunset (or the NE before dawn for the early risers or those on the way home from a night on the town!!   )

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Amazing...

 

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