Thursday, May 28, 2015

Unusual Radar Echoes Detected as Noctilucent Clouds Intensify

Source - Space Weather News for May 28, 2015:

Last week, Earth-orbiting satellites detected the first noctilucent clouds of the 2015 season.  Now people on Earth are seeing them, too.  Photographers in Scotland recorded a fairly bright display of the electric-blue clouds on May 28th.  At the same time, radars have detected intense echoes coming from the "noctilucent zone" 80 km to 90 km above Earth's surface--possibly coming from the clouds themselves. 

Check for more information and observing tips to help readers see NLCs for themselves in the weeks ahead.

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