Noctilucent Clouds

By: Susie77 , 2:52 PM GMT on July 04, 2014

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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.







Hubert Drozdz caught the July 3, 2014 display of noctilucent clouds in Poland.
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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.
Spaceweather.com said:

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.

Sightings on the night of July 3-4 came from Norway, Sweden, France,
Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland, England and
Belgium.
Another photo by Hubert Drozdz of the July 3 noctilucent clouds.
Another photo by Hubert Drozdz of the July 3-4 noctilucent clouds.
noctilucent-clouds-7-3-2014-David-Whinham-tweet
The July 3 display of noctilucent clouds as seen by Danny Spring in Berwick Upon Tweed in England.
The July 3-4 display of noctilucent clouds as seen by Danny Spring in Berwick Upon Tweed in England.
noctilucent-clouds-7-3-2014-Heiko-Ulbricht

Read more: The secrets of night-shining clouds
Bottom line: Europe had a wonderful display of noctilucent clouds on
July 3-4, 2014. The photos here are mostly from EarthSky friends on
Facebook and Twitter.

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