NLCs With Moon & Venus
Taken by Alan Dyer on July 21, 2017 @ near Gleichen, Alberta
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 6D
Exposure Time: 13/10
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Date Taken: 2017:07:21 12:23:39
 
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At last! A grand display of noctilucent clouds! This was at dawn on July 21, 2017, looking northeast and east with the 26-day-old thin waning crescent Moon just rising, and Venus bright as a “morning star” at right. This was the best NLC display of the summer to date, though many nights were plagued with cloud to the north or forest fire smoke. But seeing NLCs as high as this in the sky even from my latitude of 51° N and well to the east, as at right is rare.

This is a two-segment panorama (with each panel a single exposure) with the 35mm lens and Canon 6D. Stitched with Camera Raw using Perspective projection.
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Great shot, Alan! Yes, Jul 20/21 is getting pretty late in the season. In fact, our NLC CAN AM network observer, Jay Brausch a bit farther south in Glen Ullin, North Dakota (46.8N), notes that his latest-ever sighting in 25 years of NLC hunting has been Jul 22/23. Mark Zalcik, NLC CAN AM
Posted by bill0talk 2017-10-30 22:07:07
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