Firs NLC in Central Europe. Last year I saw them 9.6.2009 and now one day earlier. At 0:45 UTC were they seen through binoculars 15x70 and then I made images with Canon 30D and 50mm lens f2,8. Around 1 UTC they were quite bright, but not so intensive as in NLC season in mid July or June. So good, but I hope better will be.