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Astronomy => Alerts! Questions? Discussions... => Topic started by: Rick on Jun 18, 2019, 13:37:43

Title: Noctilucent Clouds...
Post by: Rick on Jun 18, 2019, 13:37:43
The summer solstice is near, and it's prime time for noctilucent clouds, so if the sky should happen to be clear just after sunset, keep your eyes out for them.
Title: Re: Noctilucent Clouds...
Post by: Apophis on Jun 18, 2019, 17:33:53
Apparently the best year ever.
https://mailchi.mp/spaceweather/record-setting-noctilucent-clouds?fbclid=IwAR0oF5fPsMeC9cd5OreuqhCQIVjo2C0GMxIe8rp2io_MG_XdLrtpbNjGzP8 (https://mailchi.mp/spaceweather/record-setting-noctilucent-clouds?fbclid=IwAR0oF5fPsMeC9cd5OreuqhCQIVjo2C0GMxIe8rp2io_MG_XdLrtpbNjGzP8)

Roger
Title: Re: Noctilucent Clouds...
Post by: Rick on Jun 30, 2019, 21:28:31
I've seen a few spectacular photos of NLCs this year. One set cropped up on a forum for another interest of min:

https://reflector.sota.org.uk/t/dm-ns-129-noctilucent-clouds/20471

APOD had a fantastic photo of NLCs over Paris:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190628.html