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NLC June - July 2011

A varied NLC season, with a lot of cloud and a mixed bag of sightings, from very weak to 50dg high & 130dg wide.

This shot was taken by Alan Tough on the 30/31 May 11, and shows a very weak formation, indicating the start of the season.

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This shot was taken by Alan Tough on the 2/3 June 11. The formation , althoug weak is clearly visible.

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Alan Tough caught another weaker display from Elgin on the 9/10 Jun 11.

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A nice shot by Jeff Stevens on the 26/27 Jun 11. The displays are getting bigger& brighter.

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A weak display shot by Alan tough from Elgin on the 28/29 Jun 11.

This Display was also seen by Alastair McBeath from Morpeth.

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My first sighting occured on the 29/30 Jun 11. A weak filiment taken from my croft at Glenbarry, Banff.

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Another sighting from my croft occered the next day, the night of 30 Jun/1 Jul 11.

It was a much stronger display, if mostly hidden by cloud.

This display was also seen by Alastair McBeath in Morpeth.

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Like busses, it was there again on the 1st/2nd Jul 11. Taken from my croft in Glenbarry, Banff

It was also seen by Alan Tough in Elgin.

And finally, Jeff Stevens also photographed it from his home in Stoke-on-Trent.

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The 2/3 July 11 also produced a bright display, but for me also a lot of low cloud.

Alastair McBeath got a much better view from his home in Morpeth.

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Alan Tough got a weak display from Elgin on the 3/4 July 11.

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While we were all stuck on the ground, Alan Clitherow got above the clouds and took this beautiful shot from the cockpit of his aircraft on the 7/8 July 11.

It was also seen by Alan Tough from Elgin, who took this impresive shot.

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Alastair McBeath spotted a good display on the 9/10 July 11 from Morpeth.

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This really beautiful display was photographed by Alan Tough from Elgin on the 13/14 July 11.

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I managed to catch the last display of the season from my croft at Glenbarry, Banff on the night of 26/27 July 11.

A nice end to a fairly short if active NLC summer..

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