1. Mick West

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    Incidentally, I saw a solitary thin trail yesterday. Not as spectacular as above, more like the one in my post #34 in the previous page. It evolved only a little wave and dissipated in about five minutes after its formation by shrinking from the ends. The Emirates A380, flight UAE17, was descending to Manchester and passed about 14 miles southwest of my location:
    Screen Shot 2016-11-26 at 17.43.58.
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    It stopped producing contrail below 30,000 ft or less, but before that it left a typical two-strand hybrid contrail, with one strand dissipating faster than the other:
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    In five or so minutes, when another flight, AF1486, approached the same patch of the sky, the remnants of the survived strand looked a bit wavy, but did not last much longer:
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    He sent me this, I'll ask for the location
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    Date Time Digitized: Nov 24, 2016, 12:50:59 PM
     
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    Agree. It matches the Sun lighting too:
    Screen Shot 2016-11-30 at 08.54.37.
     

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    A new sighting of solitary thin trail in Dublin, Ireland on November 30, 2016 at 14:08 UTC.

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    A380 Contrail
    by Ken Meegan, on Flickr
    From FR24 playback, the only A380 at the time near Dublin was British Airways flight 286 from SFO to LHR at 39000 ft.

    The trail is reminiscent to this OP photo:
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