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By: Susie77 , 2:52 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Europe got a fabulous display of noctilucent clouds last night
Europe had a wonderful display
of noctilucent clouds on July 3-4, 2014. The photos here are mostly
from EarthSky friends on Facebook.
friend Hubert Drozdz caught the display of noctilucent clouds in
Poland. He said he saw them around 2 to 3 a.m. on July 4, 2014.
During the past two nights, skywatchers at northerly latitudes in
Europe have reported seeing a wonderful displays of electric-blue noctilucent clouds, sometimes called night-shining clouds.
The display last night, July 3-4, was said to be especially good.
These clouds are made of ice crystals that form on fine dust particles
left behind by meteors. They are seen only at high latitudes in either
the N. or S. Hemisphere. This is the time of year to see them! Thanks
for all who posted to EarthSky Facebook.
The display on July 3rd appears to be the best of the
year so far, and would seem to herald even more widespread sightings in
the nights ahead, not only in Europe but also in North America.
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