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Aurora rays

27.9.2019 at 21.43 - 01.05 - Parainen, Ahvensaari
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Friday night, in addition to the clear starry sky, offered northern lights that began dimly around half past ten but had intensified considerably after one. The same evening also saw a lonely ray, to which many have already referred. Around 11 p.m., its shape became wider. Annoyingly poor quality pictures of it.

Images: 4 pcs

One halo form

12.4.2018 at 07.45 - Turku (I)
Eva Larzén-Östermark

On the way to work I saw a halo circle around the sun with a rainbow color on the right side.

Comments: 1 pcs

One halo form

30.6.2019 at 14.18 - Parainen, Ahvensaari (I)
Eva Larzén-Östermark

Along the spring and summer, I have watched the sky in the hope that I would see a halo. When one came out today for a few seconds I wasn’t prepared at all and the camera settings weren’t right. The halo was visible to the south and was so big that it couldn’t fit the whole picture. However, I took a few pictures whose quality can be desired ...

Images: 3 pcs

Several halo forms

3.7.2019 at 16.15 - 16.30 - Parainen (II)
Eva Larzén-Östermark

A clear halo with rainbow colors visible at the top in a west-southwest direction for at least 15 minutes.

Images: 2 pcs

One halo form

10.8.2019 at 13.30 - 18.00 - Parainen (I)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Halo visible behind the clouds for many hours at 1 p.m. onwards.

Images: 2 pcs

One halo form

31.8.2019 at 13.00 - 13.20 - Parainen (I)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

After a long pause, there came another time and opportunity to observe the sky. The weak halo was visible in the southwest in the afternoon.

Several halo forms

31.8.2019 at 19.16 - 19.30 - Parainen (II)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

On Saturday night, halo phenomena continued at Airisto. A weak halo around the low sun with a fairly colorful spot on the right side. At the same time, there was a longer but also colorful convex arch in the high sky. This part only appears in the second image, where the camera was pointed fairly straight up.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

20.9.2019 at 15.54 - 16.00 - Turku (I)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

22 degree halo from Turku

One halo form

7.3.2020 at 12.30 - Turku (I)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The delicate halo was visible for at least an hour.

One halo form

14.5.2020 at 09.15 - Turku (I)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In honor of the first day of contact teaching, a 22-degree ring appeared above the school building.

One halo form

3.7.2020 at 11.23 - Parainen, Ahvensaari (I)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In the morning, a full 22-degree ring was visible for about a quarter of an hour. The same phenomenon in Houtskar's Näsby at 7 p.m. Unfortunately, there is no picture of the latter.

One halo form

27.9.2020 at 19.00 - 19.25 - Kaarina (I)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The sun pillar was clearly visible throughout the car journey from Parais to Turku.

Comments: 1 pcs

Several halo forms

16.1.2021 at 15.00 - 15.30 - Turku (II)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The beautiful frosty day was crowned by a handsome side sun. The other side was much brighter but the phenomenon as a whole was still spectacular to watch.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

10.6.2021 at 12.50 - 13.15 - Parainen (I)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

A great halo in honor of the eclipse.

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Partial lunar eclipse

16.7.2019 at 22.54 - Parainen, Ahvensaari (III)
Eva Larzén-Östermark

After a rainy day, it became beautiful from other views in the archipelago. It was fascinating to watch the moon rise from behind a nearby island shortly before 11 p.m. but in the darkening phase the moon and its reddish-yellow color were clearly visible. I attach eight pictures of the different steps. The main picture was taken at 23.27 and the last picture at 00.26.

Images: 8 pcs

Clearly visible night shining clouds

18.7.2019 at 01.13 - Parainen, Ahvensaari (III)
Eva Larzén-Östermark

The night clouds were clearly visible around midnight. The camera was not included at the time. The play in the picture was visible after 1 p.m.

Bright night shining clouds

25.7.2019 at 00.15 - 02.00 - Parainen, Ahvensaari (IV)
Eva Larzén-Östermark

At midnight, in the northern sky, in the northeast, dull clouds of night appeared on clear edges (second image). In the two countries, the clouds were at their most spectacular. The calm sea, the crescent moon and the clear starry sky created a magical atmosphere.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

8.7.2020 at 01.30 - Parainen, Ahvensaari (IV)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Bright and widespread night clouds in the western sky. The last image shows the narrower ribbon-like night clouds in the north.

Images: 3 pcs

Clearly visible night shining clouds

12.7.2021 at 01.30 - 01.50 - Parainen, Airisto (III)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Beautiful night clouds were clearly visible last night. I stopped watching them at 01.50.

Images: 2 pcs

Eye-catching night shining clouds

21.7.2021 at 01.30 - Parainen, Ahvensaari (V)
Eva Larzén-Östermark, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I started observing the night sky around 1:30 and my attention was drawn to the rather spectacular night cloud formation.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 21.10.2021 klo 18.12.