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No 54 - November 2007

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noctilucent cloud
A beautifully clear summer's evening. The noctilucent cloud display was first seen from Craiglockhart Hill, almost due North, before midnight and it just got better. Awe-struck by the beauty of the display and its brightness, the expression 'frozen lightning' came to mind! Over a period of 3 hours I watched the display from the hill and later from Morningside village, where even the glare of the sodium street lights failed to spoil the view, even contributing a certain 'unreality' to the scene. 'Backyard astronomy / back-street photography' at its most rewarding.
(Photograph and caption by Frank Howie.)


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