Noctilucent - markhumpage
July 09 2010. Stunning Noctilucent display and the best thus far I have ever witnessed. The early evening display commenced about 2230hrs and maintained good overhead visibility before dwindling on the low northern horizon at approx 0100hrs on July 10th. At its peak the display must have been close to 70 deg above horizon, almost directly overhead. It was full of mesmorising waves and crooked curves and sustained a very deep electric blue colour. Once again summer skies were temporarily turned into daylight. A brilliant evening. Captured with Oly E3 and combination of 12-60mm/50-200mm SWD lenses. Fastest aperture, all 2.5s and ISO 320.

July 09 2010. Stunning Noctilucent display and the best thus far I have ever witnessed. The early evening display commenced about 2230hrs and maintained good overhead visibility before dwindling on the low northern horizon at approx 0100hrs on July 10th. At its peak the display must have been close to 70 deg above horizon, almost directly overhead. It was full of mesmorising waves and crooked curves and sustained a very deep electric blue colour. Once again summer skies were temporarily turned into daylight. A brilliant evening. Captured with Oly E3 and combination of 12-60mm/50-200mm SWD lenses. Fastest aperture, all 2.5s and ISO 320.

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