Noctilucent clouds

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by 2hats, May 29, 2015.

  1. 2hats


    The northern hemisphere noctilucent cloud season has arrived (satellite observations indicate early this year - usually it is June-August). Some were spotted over Scotland yesterday and radar measurements indicate they are further south. Photo from Ayrshire:
    These clouds hover around 80km up and may becoming more common as a consequence of global warming.
  2. 2hats


    And some lovely rippled NLC's seen from Skye in the last couple of days:
    Last edited: May 30, 2015
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  3. CNT36

    CNT36 Not carbon nano tubes

    So many harbingers of doom make a good photo.
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  4. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    This was full of hailstones in Clapham yesterday.


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  5. 2hats


    Activity looks to be picking up - extensive clouds off/over Scandinavia (first image data from the NASA AIM spacecraft, second shot on 1st June from Kristianstad, Sweden):
  6. CosmikRoger

    CosmikRoger Well-Known Member

    Its when people come out with words like noctilucent I really regret my poor education. Why have I never heard of noctilucent clouds before? This shit is interesting and I can't even spell it without three attempts.
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  7. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Something for me to watch out for when I can't sleep - living at 55North I've seen a good few of these. Probably more of them than the Northern Lights in the last few years.
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  8. 2hats


    Seen off Anglesey over the weekend just:
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  9. Cid

    Cid 慢慢走

    TBF I don't think it's part of many curricul... Curriculums... curriculae? ah, curricula.
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  10. 2hats


    This year's noctilucent cloud season is well underway with displays seen this week across a lot of Europe including on Wednesday morning from Newcastle:
  11. 2hats


    And once again - noctilucent cloud season over the UK and there have been displays for several days now. I can see them to the north right now (poor mobile phone shot attached). Weather looks promising for potential viewing for the coming week.

    Also a nice sun pillar visible just after sunset earlier…
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  12. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn fiend

    I saw one of them rising over the Pennines last winter I think. It was eerily beautiful. I'll try and dig out the photo.
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  13. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

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  14. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    There was a lenticular cloud over near where I stay in Edinburgh last week.
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  15. 2hats


    Same noctilucent cloud display seen off Anglesey the other day along with bioluminescent plankton...

    Video of the same…
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  16. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

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  17. 2hats


    Back again and visible to the north right now. Radar suggests maybe 84 km in altitude.
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  18. Lupa

    Lupa It's all about the butter

    I remember when I was about 6 yrs old getting a free cloud formation info booklet that had a sliding picture scale on top, It came free in a box of cereal. I kept it for years.

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