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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    And the season begins, a few sightings in UK already. @NLCalerts  #NLC2019 @NLCnet

    New blog https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/news/9607-what-are-noctilucent-clouds-also-known-as-nlcs-or-polar-mesospheric-clouds-pmcs 

    Noctilucent clouds are rapidly spreading around the Arctic Circle. First sighted by NASA's AIM spacecraft on May 20th, small wisps of electric blue have since multiplied in areal coverage by a factor of nearly 200. SpaceWeather

    UK 09/10 June 2019 

    UK 25th

     

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    another twitter account and blog link
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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

    Only spotted them once last year, Will be on the lookout again as they are beautiful to watch.

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    Some reported in Northern Germany? (a Czech site) through http://ukazy.astro.cz/nlc-monitor.php by @saloplarus last night.

    New blog out What are Noctilucent clouds, NLCs aka PMCs Polar Mesopsheric Clouds

     

    with thanks to @Evening thunder and @Arnie Pie for photos from years past. 

    Today's VHR chart from OSWIN (link in artlcle) 

     

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    It was 10 years since the greatest display of noctilucent cloud display I have ever seen and I think for many others. It was a truely remarkable display that was widely seen across the UK and other parts of Europe away from the far north.

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  • Location: chellaston, derby
  • Weather Preferences: The Actual Weather ..... not fantasy.
  • Location: chellaston, derby

    so theres no reliable site that can tell you when/where they are happening?... see, i dont want to stop up until midnight in the random hope of seeing them, but if there was a reliable predictive site that i could check in the early evening - i would stop up.

    so far ive failed to see any by just randomly waiting up, its annoying.

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

    Good showing this morning

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

    yes Summer...i started a time iapse about an hour ago.....some local cloud to contend with but shining brightly below Capell

    1 hour ago, Summer of 95 said:

    They're here now, bright band of them only about 5 degrees high in the north

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

    Cracking morning again......Have never seen them so high to the NE before

    a couple of photos my time lapses that im working on

     

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian
    On 07/06/2019 at 11:44, mushymanrob said:

    so theres no reliable site that can tell you when/where they are happening?... see, i dont want to stop up until midnight in the random hope of seeing them, but if there was a reliable predictive site that i could check in the early evening - i would stop up.

    so far ive failed to see any by just randomly waiting up, its annoying.

    This shows if they are on the go above Arctic circle https://www.iap-kborn.de/en/research/department-radar-remote-sensing/current-radar-observations/oswin-mesosphere/ 

    above Finland now , if you look at the AIM daisy charts (top right) http://aim.hamptonu.edu/ you can see how the Bright area of NLC moves about above the earth, but there is a lag with these, of several days. Anyone else have helpful charts, or just watching #NLCalerts #NLCnow?. 

     

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  • Location: chellaston, derby
  • Weather Preferences: The Actual Weather ..... not fantasy.
  • Location: chellaston, derby
    3 hours ago, Jo Farrow said:

    This shows if they are on the go above Arctic circle https://www.iap-kborn.de/en/research/department-radar-remote-sensing/current-radar-observations/oswin-mesosphere/ 

    above Finland now , if you look at the AIM daisy charts (top right) http://aim.hamptonu.edu/ you can see how the Bright area of NLC moves about above the earth, but there is a lag with these, of several days. Anyone else have helpful charts, or just watching #NLCalerts #NLCnow?. 

     

    thanks ?

     

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

    Noctilucent Cloud time lapses over Birmingham

    1st between 1.30 am - 3.00 am to the N
    2nd between 3.00 am - 3.35 am to the NE

     

     

     

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
    On 07/06/2019 at 11:44, mushymanrob said:

    so theres no reliable site that can tell you when/where they are happening?... see, i dont want to stop up until midnight in the random hope of seeing them, but if there was a reliable predictive site that i could check in the early evening - i would stop up.

    so far ive failed to see any by just randomly waiting up, its annoying.

     Following the 5 day transition cycle of the NC is a good method.....I use the http://spaceweathergallery.com/nlc_gallery.html

    to look for good showings over Europe.....and there were some good sightings over Denmark and Scotland on the 4th june.......so + 5 days.

    Having said that looking at the mass of NC over the pole atm.... `m sure that the next lot of high pressure over the country will give us all a chance of seeing this extraordinary display

    (be aware of the 2 day lag in data.....but it gives you a rough idea where the mass of NC within it`s transition}

     

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

    NLCs this morning

     

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

    A short time lapse from this morning

     

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  • Location: Wrexham,NE Wales - 89m
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and Sunny Summers/Cold Wintry Winters
  • Location: Wrexham,NE Wales - 89m

    Big display of Noctilucent's tonight very visible to the eye. 

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
    2 hours ago, Summerstorm said:

    Big display of Noctilucent's tonight very visible to the eye. 

     

    What part of the sky were they.....we`ve got a good showing to my NE atm

    Edit: local cloud coming in........a shame because these were higher in the sky thet i`ve ever seen

     

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
    6 hours ago, Weather-history said:

    Yes it was a good display, lovely electric blue to it and was visible all night. 

    Thwarted by local cloud this morning managed to snap this beauty at 3.15.....mmm electric blue

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

    Local clouds moving to the NE over a vast area of iridescent noctilucent clouds

     

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

    Just some observations......We`ve had a crappy month for viewing NLCs.....only a handfull of sightings imby

    enough to compare actual sightings with NASAs AIM images

    June 9 2019

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    June 10 2019

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    June16 2019

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    The current theory at http://www.spaceweather.com/

    is that they are related to the lack of Sun spot activity....currently 30 spotless days

    Interestingly @Weather-history posted some impressive images from 2009

    and looking back at the sunspot activity this theory looks to be correct

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    lack of sunspots = lack of radiation which in turn means more moisture in the upper atmosphere

    Oh for a clear couple of nights

    just a thought

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

    Heads up tonight

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  • Location: chellaston, derby
  • Weather Preferences: The Actual Weather ..... not fantasy.
  • Location: chellaston, derby

    nope.... i awoke at 2.45 and i could see nowt... maybe i was too late?

    im also uncertain of how far up into the sky they are visible as ive yet to see a proper display. the photos dont really help... are they in a narrowish band on the horizon? in which case id need a clear view of the horizon. or do they appear higher in the sky?.. obvs not much higher, but say above rooftops that are 50 odd meters away...

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