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Bright halo phenomena covering the sky

24.10.2021 at 13.30 - Kuusamo (III)
Veli-Pekka Lehtimäki

My girlfriend photographed such a halo phenomenon between Kuusamo and Taivalkoski on the bench of an assistant driver on Sunday at about 1:30 pm, with several different arcs and side suns and even the colors of a rainbow. At least I don’t remember seeing it as great. Of course, the impact and colors are not very visible in the pictures. The road was quite slippery and there was no way to stop safely to take better pictures. So we drove on a autumn holiday trip with the children from Ruka towards Ostrobothnia.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Starscape image

8.9.2021 at 22.00 - 00.00 - Jurmo (V)
Panu Pahkamaa, Ursa (Helsinki)

Jurmo has been visited for four autumns in the hope that the Milky Way could be photographed. After all, it is perhaps the best place in Finland to photograph the Milky Way. It was not until this second time that the weather favored and even for two nights was allowed to admire the almost light-free starry sky.

Comments: 3 pcs

Several halo forms

22.10.2021 at 21.58 - Kuusamo, Käylä (III)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The halo was also visible on Friday night but the clouds hampered the observation.

Comments: 2 pcs

One halo form

25.10.2021 at 12.15 - 12.37 - Turku (III)
Paula Mattila

Halo for this day too. In the morning a uniform cloud curtain cracked and among the fast moving lower clouds was found 22r. Soon it was completely clouded again.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Several halo forms

24.10.2021 at 11.20 - 14.30 - Rovaniemi (III)
Olli Sälevä

Congratulations on both sides at noon. Ounasvaara's snow cannon dust was also included in the pictures taken by the water, but there was no such screen available this time.

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

M57

23.10.2021 at 19.30 - Paimio
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

A small star jumping video for the M57. (In the second video, pictures without patterns.) In the era of GoTo telescopes, wanhaa decent star jumping is rarely practiced a little unnecessarily. That’s why I tried what that would look like in video format. I added the fixed points and patterns of my own route. The tire mist was the first item I found on my own first tube at the age of 12 by star jumping. It was behind the work and the pain when there was no idea what the route was supposed to look like through the pipe, and there was no real idea of the scale, but yes it was finally found then. A...

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

One halo form

23.10.2021 at 11.00 - Raahe (III)
Jarkko Alatalo, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Morning halo.

Comments: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

12.10.2021 at 02.45 - 03.31 - Plumas, Kanada (IV)
Donna Lach

The aurora went above me shortly after the CME hit.  I observed a SAR arc at 2:45 UTC, and then the blob at the west side at 2:45.  The blob expanded to a blobby band and I believe there was a SAR arc there as well.  This appeared to be in expansion period just before breakup.  Shortly after these photos I observed beads, and overhead very active fast aurora. #sarg

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Several halo forms

22.10.2021 at 10.47 - Turku (III)
Paula Mattila

The surprising thinning of the cloud curtain in the middle of a rainy morning, 22r stood out dimly but when the color of 22ys was also momentarily visible, it was a sure observation from the halos.

Comments: 2 pcs

Several halo forms

19.10.2021 at 23.20 - 23.35 - Taipalsaari (III)
Terhi Törmälä

22 degree perimeter to hear and I do not know I just imagine, but is also the inner perimeter? I'll leave it to the Savior to decide if. Photo taken at 11:32 p.m. Edit. Another image added. This was taken a little earlier than that first put picture. 23.20

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 10 pcs

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