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Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.12 - 00.19 - Enontekiö (IV)
Timo Oksanen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Atlas V latter round in Enontekiö Hetta. Also shown in the longer video at 04:04 https://youtu.be/t6mmKGOlsVU?t=244

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 6 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.13 - 00.15 - Keminmaa (V)
Tuikku Asikainen, Porin Karhunvartijat

I was describing the northern lights at the base of the Keminmaa lookout tower. My spouse exclaimed from behind him, "Suddenly Twinkle, turn the camera west! See what a miracle there is!" For an unauthorized length of time, I was stupid before I got the camera in place, then I got three pictures of it. And I have to say that it was quite a wild feeling for such a sci-fi movie friend to find out calmly what could be the cause of the phenomenon. Damn great experience!

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 9 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.10 - 00.16 - Kajaani (IV)
Taisto Komulainen

I was filming the northern lights in Paltaniemi, Kajaani on the shores of Lake Oulujärvi when after midnight I noticed something strange in the sky I suspected it was some kind of rocket because it was progressing so slowly at all. #raketti: Centaur V #satelliitti: Landsat 9

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.12 - 00.15 - Helsinki (IV)
Georg Kieninger

The camera was set to continuous shooting mode to capture any northern lights that might appear. They did not come, but the four images had a rocket launch reported in numerous other observations. The attached image is therefore a stack of four images. The rocket seemed to come from the west and pass northeast - pictured from left edge to center down to right, for the fourth time it appears dimmer behind the crane lifting hook wire. #raketti: Centaur V #satelliitti: Landsat 9

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.12 - 00.16 - Ulvila (V)
Juha Ojanperä, Porin Karhunvartijat

The American Atlas V rocket, which appeared on the night of September 27/28, 2021, appeared in Ulvila's sky for the second time at 00.12-00.16. #raketti: Centaur V #satelliitti: Landsat 9

Images: 8 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.14 - 00.16 - Akaa (V)
Tom Eklund

Olin ajamassa autolla, kun auton ikkunan läpi erottui taivaalta selvä "rakettipilvi". En pysähtynyt ekaan mahdolliseen paikkaan, mutta aika lähelle kuitenkin. Systeemi oli mielestäni aika korkealla taivaalla, kun sen huomasin, mutta päästyäni kuvauspaikalle huomasinkin, etta tämä liikkuu aika vauhtia ja parin kuvan jälkeen jo painui puiden taakse. Systeemi oli kyllä hyvinkin näyttävä ilmestys. Näin myös alkuillan systeemin loppua, mutta se ehti haihtua näkyvistä juuri kun sain kameran hollille. #raketti: Centaur V #satelliitti: Landsat 9

Images: 3 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.11 - Oulu, Haukipudas
Tero Moilanen

The west-facing camera recorded a couple of minutes of Atlas rocket flight. A shorter piece of the same magnified.

Images: 2 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

27.9.2021 at 22.46 - 22.49 - Inari
Anssi Niemelä

Rocket launch. I was photographing the northern lights when a small ball appeared in the north direction, moving slowly downwards and to the right, growing at the same time. Eventually, there were two smaller balls inside the larger perimeter. The reason for this rocket launch was already revealed, in Inari the phenomenon lasted about 3 minutes and was well visible.

Images: 4 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.12 - Oulu
Timo Terho

The rocket launcher got caught in the window camera to the video clip which I magnified.

Rocket-related clouds

27.9.2021 at 22.39 - 22.41 - Hanko
Tom Widing

In Hanko, I was preparing to photograph the northern lights heading north. I adjusted the exposure as well as the cropping when the "bluish" glow in the northern sky lit up in the low horizon. To the eyes, the glow remained in place but as it expanded it felt like it had "come on". Everything happened below the Otava bucket pretty exactly in the middle of the bucket. I got two pictures of the glow, the first "fireball" I hadn't noticed when shooting. The picture shows three pictures of the situation combined.

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.11 - 00.13 - Jyväskylä (IV)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

Last night's rocket launch in Nyrölä's meteor camera and allsky camera.

Images: 2 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.10 - 00.12 - Puumala (V)
Mari Mur

Menin katsomaan laiturille josko näkyisi revontulia, mutta näkymä olikin yllättävä. Kerkesin ottaa yhden kuvan ennenkuin raketti paineli hurjaa vauhtia taivaanrantaan. 

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.16 - Mänttä-Vilppula (V)
Jukka Laakso

When photographing the swan mists, there was a hurry to get the first pictures of this phenomenon. There was no time to tune the tripod, so I managed to get a few pictures of the arm before it disappeared behind the trees.

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.19 - Oulu, Haukipudas (I)
Pauli Turunen

The second return flight of a satellite launcher launched from California and left in orbit with the same description of the arc of northern lights.

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.13 - 00.16 - Pori, Kaanaa (V)
Juha Heikkilä

It looked like it had gone against the tail line.

Images: 2 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

27.8.2021 at 22.39 - Posio (III)
Jaana Sinkkonen

I was waiting for the northern lights when I noticed that phenomenon in the sky. It expanded into another large ball and then disappeared into the darkness of the night.

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.13 - 00.15 - Utsjoki (IV)
Kari Haila

Rocket launch. Highly visible behind the clouds. At the bottom of this, I wish I had no clouds, I might have seen it longer.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.12 - 00.17 - Lahti (IV)
Nuutti Nissinen

I was witnessing the same Atlas V rocket launch at midnight in Lahti harbor. The phenomenon was spectacular and well visible. The fire gas cloud moved slowly in the northern horizon towards the horizon, the direction of movement was from left (west) to right. The color turned redder the closer to the horizon it went.

Images: 8 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

27.9.2021 at 22.38 - 22.39 - Ulvila (V)
Juha Ojanperä, Porin Karhunvartijat

The rocket launch on the evening of September 28, 2021 had also been recorded in the images of the Bear Camera.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.14 - 00.16 - Tampere (III)
Pia-Mari Kilpimaa

Behind the forest border, right next to the observation site, a large beam of light appeared like a powerful street lamp. It made its light reflection in the air next to it. As it slid over Lake Näsijärvi, a shimmering "moon bridge" was drawn in the water. The light drifted at a rapid pace to the northern horizon. The whole event was over in less than two minutes. It was probably a rocket fired from California in its second round around the globe.

Images: 5 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 24.5.2021 klo 01.26 - 17.10.2021 klo 16.31.