Noctilucent Cloud Alerts 2021

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Noctilucent Cloud Alerts 2021

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I thought I’d start this thread, as a place where observers could pop a quick message to alert on any predictions or actual observations of noctilucent cloud activity.

If you’re lucky enough to be witnessing them, and have chance to pop as quick alert on here, I know I’d appreciate it. I’m often up in the early hours.

Forum members could then subscribe to this thread, and would get an email when a new post is made. I often forget to check other sources, such as Twitter and Facebook, but I always monitor my emails regularly.

Just a thought.

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Display on now. Very low, centred on northern horizon. 11:34pm. 4th June.

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Lovely image. Also seen from Leeds at same time. Bob
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Re: Noctilucent Cloud Alerts 2021

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Cheers Bob. Glad you got to see them too. I was in my element, stood on a farm gate overlooking fields with no real local light pollution interfering.

I think I watched for about 50 minutes, dressed very casually in t-shirt and shorts. Not only was the sky show fascinating, but it was also a delight listening to the wildlife all around. It was still quite lively from that perspective.

I forgot to take a binocular with me, to examine the structure in a little more detail, but that said, I do love naked eye astronomy. Witnessing these beautiful clouds, does leave me in awe of nature, and our planet. What a thing of staggering beauty it is. I thought of all the people tucked up in bed, indoors, missing this incredible show, and I wanted to go banging on doors telling people to come and take a look at the majesty of the sky.

I hope we are in for a spectacular NLC season. I recall watching them last year with C/2020 F3 NEOWISE thrown into the mix.

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Re: Noctilucent Cloud Alerts 2021

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spotted an extensive display from bedroom window weaving along the northern horizon about 0200 UT this morning. Bob
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Re: Noctilucent Cloud Alerts 2021

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Ohhh, well done Bob, and thanks for posting on this thread. I didn’t get to see it, sadly. It sounds like a beauty though.

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sorry that should have been 01.00 UT
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Looks like there was an interesting NLC display in parts of the States last night, according to SpaceWeather.com.

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Re: Noctilucent Cloud Alerts 2021

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Bit of NLC activity creeping through a lower cloud layer in the north - 11:30pm Friday 18th June.

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Edit 11:48pm - seems to have dissipated.
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Monday 21st June - 2:11am - looks like a weak display just beginning to fade, low on the horizon.

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Yes Jeff, I noticed a narrow strip of noctilucent through a split in cloud low to the north at 0110 UT this morning , 21/6/21. Bob
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Re: Noctilucent Cloud Alerts 2021

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That’s interesting. I think I mis-judged it, Bob, as I checked 10 minutes later and the spread seemed about 5 degrees higher. I was just too tired to venture out.

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I cant help much more here Jeff, my view was very narrow through a brief break in cloud, but I am sure it was NLC. Bob
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It looks like it could be a good season. I think last night’s was the third occurrence I’ve spotted so far. I wished I’d made the effort to go and photograph it now.

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Re: Noctilucent Cloud Alerts 2021 - 23rd June 2021

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NLC seen from London Surrey borders last night at around 22:30 BST. Some interference from medium / high ordinary clouds but still the best display this year. Better on the camera images than visual observation.

Nothing seen at 03:15 to 03:30 BST this morning 24th June 2021

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