Photographing Noctilucent Clouds

Noctilucent clouds over the town Gjøvik and lake Mjøsa

Photographing Noctilucent Clouds


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 You never know when or where a good photo op will occur.

That’s why I make a point of always bringing my camera whenever possible.

This time was l no exception.

I don’t remember exactly why, but I went for a drive around midnight august 5h 2013.

As I was passing a vantage point overlooking my hometown and the lake nearby, the sky caught my attention.

This kind of light was something that I had never seen before.

Not knowing at the time what this phenomenon was, I was just fascinated by this light, and the way it looked.

I later found out that it must have been something called noctilucent clouds (night-lit or night-shining clouds).

These are clouds high up in the earth’s atmosphere and they are only visible under certain conditions, which make them a rare sight.… Read the rest