This map from 29-June-2003 covers from 15:45z to 18:33z. This was a really curious one ! In the animation you will clearly see a cloud that initially formed over northern Italy and then splits into two separate clouds, one moving to the north-west and another to the south-east. I had neved noticed this behaviour before..
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It shows the evolution, size and MUF of the sporadic-E cloud that caused the opening on 144 MHz. and it is an estimation based on the information I have picked up here and there of QSOs and reports of European stations. I don't claim it to be accurate but just an estimation that could help understand what happened that day.
Also please notice that sometimes you will see MUF rise very quickly. This is because of the almost complete lack of data for frequencies between 51 and 144 MHz. and that leads to shown MUF rising almost 90 MHz in one minute. You should understand that this is not the usual behaviour of MUF, but the result of the lack of data mentioned above.
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