NLC Displays July 2003

 
July 2003 was a very good mon
th for noctilucent cloud displays over Scotland whilst a particularly outstanding display occurred on the night of the 3rd/4th. Images from this display were featured in a Spaceweather.com gallery.

 

A lovely display occurred on the night of the 2nd/3rd; 4s exposure through a Nikon CoolPix 4500, 400ISO. 

2nd/3rd, another view. Same conditions as above. The star at the right is Capella.

An outstanding display on the night of the 3rd/4th...and it was cloud-free! 4s exposure through a Nikon CoolPix 4500, 400ISO. 

3rd/4th, beautifully detailed structure here. Elevation ~15; same conditions as above. 

3rd/4th, just a few minutes from home near Falkirk. Beautiful wispy NLC's fill the frame.

3rd/4th near home. NLC's contrast wonderfully with the red pre-dawn sky.

3rd/4th, looking due N; with dawn approaching wispy clouds become visible at 60 elevation.

12th/13th, looking NNE overlooking Blackness Castle; Nikon CoolPix 4500, 4s exposure, 400ISO. 

12th/13th looking to the NNE.

12th/13th looking due N; dawn is approaching and the last wisp is fading fast, elevation 20! Same conditions as above.

18th/19th, a fine display in the NNW featured over the River Forth. 4s exposure through Nikon CoolPix 4500, 400ISO.

18th/19th, another view over the River Forth looking NNW. Same conditions as above.

18th/19th, another view looking NNW with a fellow observer, Martin. Same conditions as above.

 

NLC Home