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Rare halos

6.10.2020 at 01.20 - Taivassalo (IV)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

A halo fetched through a little harder again. I looked at a picture of the sky camera somewhere and noticed a ring around the Moon. As I later went through the images through the night, the 120 ° side moon, which had been visible for a couple of minutes, hit my eyes. Unfortunately, the Moon itself is left out of the picture, but yes at least the ring and the top side can be distinguished in some of the pictures.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

A fireball at night, brigter than the venus

11.8.2020 at 02.52 - Taivassalo (III)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

A lonely ass was left in the sky camera.

Rare halos

19.7.2020 at 12.00 - 18.00 - Taivassalo (IV)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

There was a suitable high cloud in the sky all afternoon and at least 22 ° the ring seemed to be visible in some form whenever it happened to look at the sky. At some point the horizon ring also hit the eye, and in that halo, when, according to previous experience, it has been customary in similar circumstances to come and go and therefore appear in the sky camera comfortably, in time for the video of the afternoon. In the video, the counter-sun flashed for a couple of minutes a little after noon and, more closely, Wegener. These were indeed barely visible for barely five minutes. I took an av...

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

16.7.2020 at 00.00 - 03.30 - Taivassalo (IV)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

An image and video of the sky camera from last night's balance. The video shows interestingly how big belts move slowly in the exact opposite direction than more detailed faster moving clouds.

Images: 2 pcs

Faint naked-eye comet NEOWISE

12.7.2020 at 01.40 - Taivassalo (II)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

We had to try to detect this too, when we can't get any worse than comets. There were ancient binoculars for the purpose of traversing terrestrial objects. The intention was to set off from Capella, to search for Menkalina, and to continue the lines of the two approximately the same as where the comet should be found. The line from Capella obviously went long, because the next, without lying in ten seconds, Neowise was already in the middle of the field of view. The comet was confusingly bright and even the ancient binoculars showed details of the tail. I was determined to get an observati...

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Eye-catching night shining clouds

10.7.2020 at 00.00 - 03.30 - Taivassalo (V)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Quite a night. The night clouds were wide and bright, especially the belt going over the zenith from northwest to southeast was a magnificent revelation.

Images: 3 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

9.7.2020 at 02.00 - Taivassalo (IV)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

At night, when we went out quickly, there were quite bright night clouds in the north. Low clouds made it much more difficult to define the shapes or scope, but without the other clouds there would certainly have been a spectacular set.

Primary rainbow

4.7.2020 at 18.15 - Taivassalo (III)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The rainforest cleverly went just away from the Sun, so when the rain stopped and the Sun was able to shine for a moment, a rainbow was waiting in the sky.

Dim night shining clouds

31.5.2020 at 01.40 - 01.50 - Taivassalo (II)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

A relatively wide play extending from the northwest to the northeast, but not terribly bright.

Images: 2 pcs

Hyvin heikkoja yöpilviä

23.5.2020 at 01.25 - Taivassalo (I)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

That's them for the beginning of the season, a quick cell phone picture as evidence.

Pääsateenkaari

24.4.2020 at 20.35 - Taivassalo (III)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

An evening rainbow in a small and quickly passed downpour. The side rainbow was also clear a moment earlier, but had already disappeared when the imaging equipment hit the hand.

Several halo forms

11.4.2020 at 17.45 - Taivassalo (II)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Nice early evening halos, and for a long time a clear zykk was visible again.

Images: 2 pcs

Zodiacal light

22.3.2020 at 21.20 - Turku (I)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

This specialty now had to be witnessed at least once with my own eyes. When leaving, the air still seemed clear, but in Ruissalo I noticed that there was clearly a little fog in the air. By the way, due to the proximity of the city, the place is probably not the best for this job, although there are no clear sources of light pollution in the direction of the picture. The lens also ran out in the middle, and therefore this image also had to be assembled from three images. The wind blowing from the sea froze my fingers, and I didn’t even see the zodiac light with the naked eye, but yes it is som...

Crepuscular rays

13.2.2020 at 17.40 - Turku (II)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Weak twilight rays after sunset. A nice end to a long time on a sunny day.

Active aurora band

6.2.2020 at 21.50 - 22.50 - Taivassalo (III)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Video of the sixth day northern lights from the south. The actual active phase did not last long.

Images: 2 pcs

Pearl clouds

24.1.2020 at 17.00 - Turku (III)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The pearl bonga of the day, quite nice again looked in the evening sun.

A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon

3.1.2020 at 23.13 - Taivassalo (V)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Based on other observations, a bright fireball pierced by Otava was also found in his own celestial camera.

Pearl clouds

4.12.2019 at 15.45 - 16.40 - Turku (IV)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The magnificent pearlescent clouds and clouds that appeared for several days this week looked especially nice considering that not much of the Sun has been seen in the Turku region in the middle of the rain for the last three weeks. Too bad the best glow had subsided before I got to the scene.

Comments: 1 pcs

One halo form

24.8.2019 at 14.45 - Taivassalo (I)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Occasional afternoon ring, sometimes weaker and sometimes better.

Primary rainbow

6.7.2019 at 22.20 - Taivassalo (IV)
Juuso Nurmio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The short and very small drop of light deafness created comfortable arcs with interferences as the Sun set.

Images: 2 pcs

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