Atmospheric Optics

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1st sightings of NLC by member’s Jim Burchell & Diane Clarke

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Whilst up early to photograph Venus and the crescent Moon on the 26th June 2022 at Dartford top road, member Jim Burchell also saw some Noctilucent Cloud too around 3am!  The 1st Noctilucent Cloud (NLC) sighting for CMHASD NLC season 2022.  Jim sent out an alert via Whatsapp to members which Diane Clarke picked up […]

Crepuscular Rays by Jim Burchell

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An absolute stunning image taken by Jim Burchell just before he went to bed on the 25th June 2022 of Crepuscular Rays.  Image taken with an Olympus E-M10. F4.5  1/80sec 14mm iso 200.

Rainbows – not 1, not 2 but 3! captured by Martin Crow

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Oh my word, what a fortunate man member Martin Crow was last evening whilst out Kayaking on the river near Burnham on Crouch in Essex.  Martin got to witness something very rare and absolutely stunning; 3 rainbows together!!!  Two rainbows are often seen by people but 3 rainbows or the beginnings of a 3rd is […]

Solar Halo by Jim Burchell

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A stunning Solar Halo was sighted & captured by Jim Burchell whilst visiting Eynsford Castle on the 28th Jan 2022.  All image’s where taken with an Olympus E-M10 Mark ll.  Image 1: 163046 jpg  F11  1/2000s 14 mm  iso320 Image 2:102145 jpg  F11 1/3200s 14 mm iso 320 Image 3:20220128jpg F11 1/3200s 14mm iso 320 […]

Lunar Halo – 15th March 2022

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A beautiful Lunar Halo last night photographed by members Jim Burchell and Gary Hunt. Jim’s photo above was taken around 9.30pm and Gary’s photo below at 11.30pmish.