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Noctilucent cloud display: 16/7/2015

PostPosted: 2015 Jul 16, 21:35
by Eddy Graham
Given the increased frequency of noctilucent cloud sightings over recent years, I'm not sure if this is a newsworthy item - but last night (~1h00) we had a stunning display here in Stornoway. Perhaps it was because it was the first clear night in many weeks - though I haven't seen such a remarkable display here since 2011.

Attached two photos - of course, my smartphone pictures don't do the merest amount of justice to their awe-inspiring nature; tenous with electric blue colours, mixed with white/pale ash billows rippling in (apparently) from the east...
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And here's a better photograph taken by a friend:
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p.s. with low pressure systems now beginning to track ever so slightly further south, we are still getting abundant rain here, but thankfully are having 12-24hrs of brighter south-easterly conditions in advance of the frontal systems & much warmer conditions than of late too.

Eddie Graham, Stornoway town