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Observations of the Noctilucent clouds

We would like to show here a little collection of the photographs of NLC obtained during our observations of this phenomena . The observations in 1998 were carried out by the expeditional team of our planetary laboratory ( V.D.Vdovichenko and G.A.Kirienko) jointly with North-Kazakhstan University (A.A.Solodoivnik). These observations were connected with the space flight of Kazakhstan cosmonaut T.Musabaev, who observed NLC from the orbital station "MIR". Although the color pictures are more beautiful we prefere to give here mostly the black&white scanned copies of the color photographs because they show some more details thanks to higher contrast of the images.

Sorry, this page is now under construction and not all images are prepared finally...


The Noctilucent clouds in Petropavlovsk at night 19-20 June 1998

Animation of pictures obtained within the time interval 93 min (17:50-19:23 UT)


The Noctilucent clouds in Petropavlovsk at night 27-28 June 1998

Animation of pictures obtained within the time interval 86 min (18:44-20:10 UT)


The Noctilucent clouds in Petropavlovsk at night 20-21 July 1998

Animation of pictures obtained within the time interval 95 min (20:36-22:11 UT)



The Noctilucent clouds in Petropavlovsk at night 26-27 July 1998

Animation of pictures obtained within the time interval 25 min (21:46-22:11 UT)


Here you can see for comparison the animation of the photographs wich were obtained very long ago - in July 1955 in Gorky(USSR) by Y.A.Tarashkevich-Tejfel.

Animation of the pictures obtained at night 9-10 July 1955 within the time interval 62 min (21:43-22:45 UT)



The Noctilucent clouds, photographed in Petropavlovsk in 1998