I've been a budding astronomer for the past 20 years and have been following NLC's for about the last 4-5ish... Couldn't believe it when I spotted you guys had a link to a forum on nlcnet I think it's a great idea!!!
Last years NLC season was probably the first season I followed avidly and with addiction, since then i've got myself a digi SLR and assortment of lenses and look forward recording this years season...
What have I seen so far this season - nothing conclusive unfortunately A few of the displays that have been documented on nlcnet I suspected a whitish tinge and brightening in the sky background - type 1's no doubt... Trouble is down here west of Brum it's been cloudy or hazy most of the time
That said, i'm sure it won't stay that way for the duration of this years season so I look forward to sharing some pics with you guys and gals when I get some