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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    16th. February, 1996

    It was a Friday and I'd had hard day at work and just wanted to get home. Stepping outside into the freezing cold February air I stopped dead in my tracks as I looked at the slowly waving opalescence of nacreous clouds visible high to the north and east. I then sat in the car-park for an hour or so 'till well after sunset, mesmerised by this beautifull and rare phenomena unable to tear myself away.

    They were widely seen over Scotland and the North of England so does anyone else have memories of this or other events.

    Edit:

    Nacreaous clouds were also seen on 30th November 1999 but somehow I missed them (I would have been in Nothern Ireland at the time)

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  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (2 metres a.s.l.)
  • Weather Preferences: Something good in all four seasons
  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (2 metres a.s.l.)
    16th. February, 1996

    It was a Friday and I'd had hard day at work and just wanted to get home. Stepping outside into the freezing cold February air I stopped dead in my tracks as I looked at the slowly waving opalescence of nacreous clouds visible high to the north and east. I then sat in the car-park for an hour or so 'till well after sunset, mesmerised by this beautifull and rare phenomena unable to tear myself away.

    They were widely seen over Scotland and the North of England so does anyone else have memories of this or other events.

    Edit:

    Nacreaous clouds were also seen on 30th November 1999 but somehow I missed them (I would have been in Nothern Ireland at the time)

    Hi :-)

    Well that's Spooky !

    I scanned two pics of Nacreous Clouds yesterday to share and wasn't sure where

    to include them, and there's your post on the topic ! lol

    What a wonderful sight it was and we enjoyed it for about 20 mins, like opal

    in the sky :-)

    We had a meteorological moment of fame back in Feb. 1997 when the BBC 'Weather

    Show' with Isobel Lang featured our two photo's ;-)

    I believe this may be a once in a lifetime sighting .

    Now my burning ambition is to see the Northern Lights ! lol

    Cheers,

    Bev. Lass

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    Thanks Beverley Lass Super photos and a great memory as well as your moment of fame. Sadly I didn't have a camera then (didn't have two hap'nys either but that's a different story :) ) so thanks for sharing them here.

    You will get the occasional aurora visible from Yorkshire so keep a watch in the Space Science and Nature sticky header for any alerts and look for a dark sky location near you with a good view to the north with no light pollution. They can be fickle but they do happen.

    NCs on the other hand - well at least I can say I've seen them once!

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  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (2 metres a.s.l.)
  • Weather Preferences: Something good in all four seasons
  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (2 metres a.s.l.)
    Thanks Beverley Lass Super photos and a great memory as well as your moment of fame. Sadly I didn't have a camera then (didn't have two hap'nys either but that's a different story :doh: ) so thanks for sharing them here.

    You will get the occasional aurora visible from Yorkshire so keep a watch in the Space Science and Nature sticky header for any alerts and look for a dark sky location near you with a good view to the north with no light pollution. They can be fickle but they do happen.

    NCs on the other hand - well at least I can say I've seen them once!

    Thanks Frogesque :-)

    Sorry you didn't have the pennies for a camera back then, but you're making

    up for it now with many super shots ;-)

    I've just had the most wonderful browse over at the thread you recommended

    and see you've been lucky enough to both witness and photo some aurora ! :-)

    I'll look out for alerts and pray I never miss such an awesome sight.

    Wow !!!

    Cheers,

    Beverley Lass

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