I caught my first complex display of the 2008 season on June 6/7th during the pre dawn hours from 01.45 - 02.40 UT. The display was elevated and located in the NE sky sector only at a minimum height of 35 degrees above the horizon and + 20 degrees in azimuth. It consisted of a white complex patch between Perseus and Andromeda and even surpassed Mirfak in height. Type 3 brightness with IIb bands, IIIb waves and possible unknown structure. I took these images standing within a soaken wet field with waist high grass. It was very cold due to a dense glowing white fog bank drifting across the field which was very atmospheric. Back home I checked out the NLCs with the 10x50s, they were a gorgeous sight, those moving NLCs reminded me of the white wave crests over the Ocean!.
Thanks very much Mark. I was clouded out during the middle of the night and I just found out today that this display was well seen from N. Ireland and the Republic. In fact, it was quite spectacular around 00.30 going by the images I saw. Pity I was clouded out during that period!.
Weather not looking very promising for here tonight but fingers crossed anyway!