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Primary rainbow

1.7.2022 at 06.04 - Turku (III)
Paula Mattila

A short-lived rainbow for the beginning of July.

Negative observation of missing night shining clouds

1.7.2022 at 01.20 - 02.15 - Helsinki
Pentti Arpalahti

Now there was nothing. I went through the observation sites to the east, north and west.

Images: 3 pcs

SH2-63

1.7.2022 at 01.00 - Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja (I)
Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

I shot this less frequently photographed Sharless catalog item with a Spanish remote. Quite an interesting object that resembles a dark fog.

Anticrepuscular rays

30.6.2022 at 21.45 - 23.00 - Salla (I)
Jussi Säily, Ursa (Helsinki)

A strange light phenomenon was visible in the evening from the cottage pier in Lapland, facing south. In the sky, a clear light line was visible first vertically. The border turned to the left at an angle of about 45 degrees in less than an hour, otherwise remaining in place. Could it be anti-twilight?

One halo form

30.6.2022 at 18.50 - 22.20 - Turku (I)
Paula Mattila

Modest side sun in the cloudy clouds in the early evening, it was visible again just as sunset was approaching.

Sun

30.6.2022 at 15.56 - Kurikka (II)
Marko Myllyniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

Today was a thunderless day for a change, so the Sun was visible from a cloudless sky. There seemed to be some comma there too, and more is apparently coming out from behind the left edge.

Dim night shining clouds

30.6.2022 at 01.00 - 01.20 - Helsinki (II)
Pentti Arpalahti

Stir. There seems to be a dim zone in the north. --- Edit Belts were from west to northeast. The "thrombus" of the northeast of the first image and the light strip of the north stood out with their eyes. The thin belts in the west-northwest area were so, like the dim category, more detail was squeezed from the images. Thanks to the clear weather, quite a lot of stuff got out, but not enough to 1/8 scale.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Dim night shining clouds

30.6.2022 at 00.50 - 02.09 - Helsinki (II)
Georg Kieninger

The observation conditions were downright ideal last night. But the (otherwise really lovely) brightness... The night clouds could still be seen with the naked eye, mostly in the western direction. When the nights get dark, they surely shine in a completely different way. I suspected the whole time that they were also hiding among the red cloud cover of the sky, but you can't really find out - and it doesn't matter. The second image is a timelapse from the entire observation period, from which you can see that a small movement did occur.

Images: 2 pcs

Anticrepuscular rays

29.6.2022 at 22.44 - 22.59 - Helsinki (III)
Tuomas Salo, Ursa (Helsinki)

I photographed the twilight rays from the balcony.

Images: 3 pcs

Several halo forms

29.6.2022 at 19.43 - Turku (II)
Paula Mattila

In the north-west and north of Turku, halos finally came to the edge of a cloud that had long been thundering, the detection of thunder was almost ineffective, with the exception of two, the lightning was invisible here.

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

29.6.2022 at 18.30 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

A considerable storm rose from the south over Vaasa. In the center flooded and fell trees. After the worst storm, I raised Mavic to video the situation from the direction of Raippaluoto. Pauke was constant, but for the video I only got those flashes. A four-dimensional situation from the city when water came as one wall.

Images: 4 pcs

Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

29.6.2022 at 17.20 - 18.00 - Kurikka (III)
Marko Myllyniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

In the late afternoon on Wednesday, it started to thunder again and this time, looking from the observation point, in the northwest, where a fine thunder cloud rose to the heights. Again, there were disturbing clouds in the foreground, as the thunderstorm cell was relatively close (based on radar images in Jurva). The lightning managed to stay hidden somewhere behind the clouds and rain, even though it was quite intense. The main image of the observation is a panorama of five images and was shot with a tripod. Then a cell phone photo and lastly a single photo of the "falling cloud" taken with ...

Images: 3 pcs

Lightning photo

29.6.2022 at 14.00 - 16.00 - Mynämäki (IV)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

After work, I headed towards Masku, where a handsome thunder cloud had been clicking for an hour. I got there and set the camera by the side of the road. I had to photograph the receding thundercloud, when suddenly there was a loud rumbling from behind. A new cell had gone up there, so I got in the car and looked for a new place on the map from where I could see to the south. I drove to a nearby open field and fixed the camera again. Then, suddenly, I felt a strange thing. A light flashed behind his back. It was as if the skin hairs stood on end, while feeling such a jolt. Kinda like big drops...

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

29.6.2022 at 12.57 - 19.30 - Laitila (V)
Pirjo Koski, Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

Good lord what a day here on the west coast. The Chase was already started at one o'clock in the day, when the first cells were activated while passing by Laitila. Then it continued well into the evening. Cells lit up and died, and that rumbling all day long in the background was a completely unconscious thing to hear. During the day, we also saw wonderful anvils and rain walls. Because they drive, with which the back pocket gives up, so our legion had to settle for the neighbor's barn again, thanks to the state and gas prices. The poor squat! Well, it turned out to be very close to ho...

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Sun

29.6.2022 at 11.39 - Jyväskylä (IV)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The thunderstorm did not reach Central Finland, so the weather was right for the Sun. Observations on a Sol'Ex spectral heliograph. The first image at the Ha line is 656.3 nm. In the video +/- 0.35Å band on both sides of the Ha line.

Images: 4 pcs

Dim night shining clouds

29.6.2022 at 01.03 - 01.18 - Laivareitti Maarianhamina - Helsinki (II)
Pentti Arpalahti

I thought at one time it would be optimal to go check the night clouds. On the deck of the boat, the wind blows so that even the last hair flies away. It was warm and foggy. The faint line stood out 1:03 just fine on the edge of the brown zone to the north. There was a bit of a curve, like a wave, resembling KH. At their widest, the belts were 1: 5, with a line in the northwest [not northeast] direction. Then they were already gone, the last picture 1:18. --- Edit. There were belts between the northwest and the north. To the northeast east, there were more lower clouds ahead and there were no ...

Images: 6 pcs

Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

28.6.2022 at 21.20 - 22.15 - Turku (IV)
Paula Mattila

The thunderstorms of the afternoon and evening were so far away from the center of Turku that not even one of them could be heard, but in the evening a beautiful anvil was seen in the southeast, that very clear distant thunder cloud.

Images: 2 pcs

Other storm phenomenon

28.6.2022 at 20.00 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

It rumbled in the direction of Raippaluoto for a long time. However, I didn’t manage to get a single flash for Mavic’s video. The water seemed to come all the way to the wall.

Other storm phenomenon

28.6.2022 at 17.20 - 17.41 - Kurikka (IV)
Marko Myllyniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

For just over a couple of minutes, I watched a thunderstorm passing about a couple of tens of miles away, with a rumbling density that was most of a concentration. The lightning appeared apparently mainly behind clouds and a rain wall, as I managed to spot a single lightning bolt. I still took pictures of that rain wall, even though the flashes were hidden.

Images: 3 pcs

Funnel cloud

28.6.2022 at 15.38 - Kurikka (III)
Marko Myllyniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

I watched and photographed the cloud formations visible in the north of the sky as I happened to turn in the other direction and noticed a funnel cloud rising “near” the edges of the cloud. It didn't take very long, but I had time to grab a few pretty good pictures. In the first image in particular, the vortex at the bottom of the funnel indicates rotational motion. It's unfortunate that I probably didn't have time to produce from the beginning. I need to see if that could be a video at some point.

Images: 8 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.6.2022 klo 11.09 - 01.07.2022 klo 11.09.