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Funnel cloud

29.7.2021 at 21.30 - 21.36 - Kokkola (III)
Joni Virtanen

At the end of a very long period of heat, small showers and a few thunderstorms arrived from the hinterland. The side of one powerful front showed a funnel-shaped shape. Added dehaze and clarity to the picture for a clearer view.

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Sumusäteeast

29.7.2021 at 15.40 - 16.40 - Kokkola (IV)
Joni Virtanen

The smoke from the Kalajoki wildfires passed with the wind around our cottage and towards Kokkola. For an hour the landscape was very hazy and the sun with its clouds created stunning rays of smoke.

Arcus cloud

22.6.2021 at 13.50 - 14.05 - Kokkola (V)
Joni Virtanen

The low roar of the front was already heard hours before it arrived on the coast of Kokkola. I followed the front from the rain radar and concluded that this is a fairly powerful case. We decided to leave the cottage home and took these pictures just before leaving the cottage beach. The avalanche was a really impressive revelation and the experience was gorgeous! It might have made more sense to stay at the cottage, as after a while the visibility was almost non-existent. It rained heavily on the sky, with thumb-sized granules among it. There was quite a fuss inside the car and I was afraid t...

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Partial solar eclipse

10.6.2021 at 12.50 - 14.30 - Kokkola (IV)
Joni Virtanen

Here’s a slightly more artistic view of the eclipse. ND1000 filter, two exposures and Photoshop.

Primary rainbow

20.3.2021 at 18.30 - 18.45 - Kokkola (III)
Joni Virtanen

Snow in the morning, rain in the evening. The sun shone through the narrow slit just before setting and formed a fine and high arc in the sky.

Jupiter ja Saturnus

17.12.2020 at 16.06 - 17.10 - Kokkola (III)
Joni Virtanen

Finally, the Cloud Cover cracked a bit and the two giants showed up.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

One halo form

1.8.2020 at 14.10 - 15.30 - Kokkola (I)
Joni Virtanen

Impressive 22 in the clouds.

Images: 2 pcs

Clearly visible night shining clouds

1.8.2020 at 00.02 - 01.30 - Kokkola (III)
Joni Virtanen

Great start to August. On the sea low the orange moon, a few starbursts and these illuminate: the best of August!

One halo form

24.6.2020 at 16.10 - 17.50 - Kokkola (I)
Joni Virtanen

Nice and warm day to observe the halo. Only 22 in the upper clouds.

Vihreä välähdys

10.6.2020 at 23.50 - 23.51 - Kokkola
Joni Virtanen

I set out to photograph the pollen ring. I didn’t see that but the setting sun gave a green flash. A slight hazy hint was noticeable from that dust but as a hoop I didn’t see it.

Images: 3 pcs

Penumbral lunar eclipse

10.1.2020 at 21.11 - Kokkola (II)
Joni Virtanen

Great clear weather, no wind or hard frost. Visually not very dramatic but all in all after a long cloudy experience a great experience.

Pearl clouds

9.1.2020 at 12.43 - 13.10 - Kokkola (III)
Joni Virtanen

A small strip of clouds unexpectedly revealed itself as pearls. The strong wind caused the cloud to be spectacular for a fairly short time.

Pearl clouds

2.12.2019 at 15.15 - 16.15 - Kokkola (III)
Joni Virtanen

For the third day in a row pearls! A nice cycling trip over the hill to photograph. The 4 white-tailed deer were to be followed very close and loudly sounded to the strange guest.

Pearl clouds

30.11.2019 at 15.00 - 16.00 - Kokkola (III)
Joni Virtanen

Finally bright after a gloomy November! On the beach of the cottage we got to drink coffee and admire the pearls. The light was in warm tones as the sun set and there was a prophecy suitable for pearls in the atmosphere. Suitable cloudy material approached from the west and, after reaching the direction of the sunset, glowed beautifully. One small cloud shone exceptionally bright from the rest of the mass while the other mass remained a nocturnal, greenish carpet. Clear mother of pearl and type 1 & 2 clouds.

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Mirage

5.7.2019 at 11.35 - 12.15 - Kokkola (III)
Joni Virtanen

The spectacular clouds above Sweden created a great backdrop for this weaving.

Iridescent clouds

29.6.2019 at 17.45 - 18.15 - Kokkola
Joni Virtanen

For half an hour, spectacular clouds of color and fine structures were visible near the sun.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Total lunar eclipse

21.1.2019 at 06.30 - 07.30 - Kokkola (IV)
Joni Virtanen

A gorgeous blackout in the frosty frost. The snowy trees and frost-bathed environment provided a great setting.

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Comet with naked eye coma Wirtanen

16.12.2018 at 23.11 - 21.11 - Kokkola (II)
Joni Virtanen

Finally clear and fast shooting equipment behind the car! On arrival I noticed that a small tool had stayed at home and so I would not be able to shoot using tracking ... A few pictures with 85mm optics and a relatively short exposure time. Although not all the shots went all the way, it was nice to celebrate your own birthday with a comet with such a great name!

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Partial solar eclipse

11.8.2018 at 11.43 - 12.37 - Kokkola (IV)
Joni Virtanen

The cloudboards filtered the Sunlight so I got a few pictures taken.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 6 pcs

Kangastus

20.7.2018 at 23.06 - 23.20 - Kokkola (III)
Joni Virtanen

Great fabrics right after sunset.

Comments: 2 pcs

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