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Noctilucent Timelapse #2

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The story behind this video

A rare phenomena in the skies over North Wales, these are beautiful noctilucent clouds, only to be seen around midsummer, long after sunset.

The clouds are formed of ice crystals at an altitude of around 80km and catch the light of the sun during astronomical twilight, glowing blue against the dark night skies.

I filmed this time lapse sequence from my front drive between 11pm and midnight, at which point the clouds had pretty much passed into shadow.

So far, this is the most vivid display of noctilucent clouds I've experienced, but you can be sure I'll be keeping my eye out for more of these beautiful phenomena.

Video data

Filename - noctilucent timelapse 02

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/8 sec @ f4, ISO100

Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/8 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - None.

Shooting interval - 6 seconds

Location - Mold, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5k, 4k and HD 1080p versions also available)

Clip duration - 17 seconds