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  • Location: Darwen, BB3
  • Location: Darwen, BB3

    Nice, you got them too!

    I saw these to my direct north at around midnight, I took some pictures of them but they aren't anywhere near as good as these due to a sodding chimney pot being in the way.

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  • Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Location: Sittingbourne, Kent

    They are beautiful, wish I didn't have to up at 5 every morning, then I might get to se ethem for real.

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  • Location: Swansea (Abertawe) , South Wales, 420ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Storms & Snow.
  • Location: Swansea (Abertawe) , South Wales, 420ft ASL

    I had a great display looking northwest last night at around 1AM. They looked just like those ones in the photos! Shame i didnt have the camera!

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    I was quite surprised they were visible before 22.30 because it was still pretty light in the Northern sky at that time, so pleased the Cold Front cleared at the perfect time! Great photos guys!

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  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK

    Two (attempted but crap) shots of NLCs over Solihull on the night of 16th and morning of 18th June 2009 respectively. The first one I've edited slightly as the image was too dull. That one was taken at 11:18pm. The second one taken at 01:58am.

    I could have done better. :lol:

    Phil.

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    Everybody has gone Noctilucent crazy.

    Great photos

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
    Everybody has gone Noctilucent crazy.

    Great photos

    I dont remember ever seeing so many displays and so regularly, amost everynight this week There is debate they are more common in the solar minimum and this one is particularly deep and long.

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  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK

    Nothing in the pipeline for Solihull tonight, Kar999. Too much low/mid level cloud canopy as I type but Saturday onwards could be interesting for many with expected HP over the weekend. :angry:

    You know that what I've seen over the last three nights, Prior to that I've only seen once in the last 10 YEARS! (More Solar minimum please!) :rolleyes:

    Phil.

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
    Nothing in the pipeline for Solihull tonight, Kar999. Too much low/mid level cloud canopy as I type but Saturday onwards could be interesting for many with expected HP over the weekend. :)

    You know that what I've seen over the last three nights, Prior to that I've only seen once in the last 10 YEARS! (More Solar minimum please!) :)

    Phil.

    Personally I don't think there's that close a correlation with sunspots and solar min. I have photos of NC clouds from a night after a CME about 5 years ago and aurora were expected. Absolutely no chance of capturing anything though glowing clouds :rolleyes:

    NC clouds have always been a bit of the summer furniture at my Lat. but I think there is a lot more interest in them now so more folk are seeing them. A bit like looking at grass- you never 'see' it unless you look.

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  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK

    Nothing to report from last night. Due to me being asleep! (Unlike the night before! :rolleyes: )

    Conditions were not favourable in any case but this weekend does look better, especially for the south west with clearer conditions moving in.

    But I disagree to an extent, Frogs. NLCs seem to be more prevalent now than any other year, and over a much wider area. I think therefore that, and it cannot be proven of course but perhaps sunspot minima may play a part in it.

    As regarding aurora, I've only ever seen them once. April 2001 if my memory serves me correctly and visible even in an urban area where I live. Once seen, never forgotten. :)

    Phil.

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