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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon

12.10.2021 at 22.40 - Rovaniemi (III)
Jani Ylinampa

When shooting the Northern Lights, a fireball happened to Sony's video.

Comments: 4 pcs

Several halo forms

23.3.2021 at 23.00 - 01.00 - Rovaniemi (II)
Jani Ylinampa

There will rarely be the moon described, but this time there were really comical halos (not those trees) in sight.

Active aurora band

19.8.2020 at 01.44 - 02.05 - Rovaniemi (III)
Jani Ylinampa

The dim arc began to appear in it around 1.45, which then slowly brightened until it dimmed at 2.05.

Images: 2 pcs

A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon

29.3.2020 at 22.57 - Rovaniemi (V)
Jani Ylinampa

While waiting for the northern lights, I took a couple of pictures of the crescent moon, Venus and the Pleiades. The other then happened to be in luck for once and the fireball flashed in the same box. A few moments earlier, the same was left for the video, though in the direction of the times north.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Milky way

3.9.2019 at 23.55 - Rovaniemi (III)
Jani Ylinampa

The night sky is constantly darkening, and the Milky Way is becoming more and more visible in the Arctic Circle.

Milky way

28.8.2019 at 01.15 - Rovaniemi (III)
Jani Ylinampa

The Milky Way is slowly starting to show better and better in the Arctic Circle.

Eye-catching night shining clouds

16.8.2019 at 00.00 - 02.00 - Rovaniemi
Jani Ylinampa

Night clouds in and around Rovaniemi.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

10.10.2018 at 20.00 - 22.45 - Rovaniemi (IV)
Jani Ylinampa

I was at the first scene in Ounasvaara at eight o'clock in the evening, and by then I could already see a relatively bright belt of northern lights on the low horizon. It then gradually rose higher, reaching zenith at about nine o'clock. You’ll dilute for a moment after bz had bounced on the plus for a while, so it was a good time to switch places to the Arctic shore. After being there for a moment, the sky then exploded into warps, ending in a pink sweep of about three minutes on a low horizon (though not seen higher because of the clouds that arrived). https://youtu.be/U9nFxKUoGes

Images: 6 pcs

A fireball at night, brigter than the venus

17.9.2018 at 23.20 - Rovaniemi (III)
Jani Ylinampa

When describing the northern lights, a fireball also happened to fly in the sky.

Comments: 1 pcs

Active aurora band

17.9.2018 at 21.10 - 22.00 - Rovaniemi (III)
Jani Ylinampa

The Northern Lights began to show as I drove to the scene at 9pm, and when I finally arrived I had time to take this one picture. In the end, then, there was more or less dim reflection in the northern sky. And even more clouds began to accumulate.

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Half-sky auroras

14.9.2018 at 23.30 - 23.50 - Rovaniemi (IV)
Jani Ylinampa

The northern lights were relatively active from the time I arrived at the scene. The stuff was accumulating all the time towards the zenith and little by little, and it was only a matter of time before it would flare up properly. This then happened at 11:33 p.m., perhaps the brightest and fastest-paced show of the fall so far. The warps continued until 23.42, fading little by little, and even the cloud cover gradually began to arrive in the sky. A video of the h-moment can be found at https://www.facebook.com/JaniYlinampaPhotography/videos/1778712348914361/

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Milky way

13.9.2018 at 22.28 - 00.50 - Ylitornio (III)
Jani Ylinampa

While waiting for the northern lights, it was time to photograph the Milky Way. Main picture photographed Sony A7S & Tamron 15-30mm f2.8, 15sec exposure f3.2, ISO8000. The rest of the Canon 6D, Tamron 15-30mm f2.8, 30sec exposure f2.8, ISO4000-5000, except the last 20sec ISO3200.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Noctilucent clouds visible between clouds

15.8.2018 at 01.50 - Rovaniemi (I)
Jani Ylinampa

I would go to photograph the night clouds the night before, the temperature had already dropped to almost zero. Ordinary clouds moved more and less through the night, and the night clouds then appeared from their crevice. Admittedly, the view was not as massive as it was over the weekend.

Images: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

15.8.2018 at 00.30 - 01.45 - Rovaniemi (IV)
Jani Ylinampa

The season started in the Arctic Circle already last weekend with a quick glimpse, but this time the nights were already so dark and the activity was higher that the northern lights were visible for a longer time, rising up to the crown. It is difficult to determine whether the northern lights are dim or bright because the night sky is still so bright.

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora band

12.8.2018 at 00.51 - 00.55 - Rovaniemi (II)
Jani Ylinampa

The opening of the Northern Lights season is complete, I originally set out to describe the night clouds. However, when I used to study old pictures on the machine, I found that it would have a small chance to see the northern lights, when the activity now happened to be a little higher than normal. The northern lights were visible for only a few minutes.

Comments: 1 pcs

Eye-catching night shining clouds

12.8.2018 at 00.20 - 02.00 - Rovaniemi (V)
Jani Ylinampa

The clouds started to appear as early as midnight.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Half-sky auroras

11.4.2018 at 00.00 - Rovaniemi (IV)
Jani Ylinampa

I arrived at 23.40, when the arch was already visible. There was already a flare up while driving, but I was still in the city lights at the time and I didn’t see the need to stop and continued my journey. After 15 minutes of waiting, the arc began to strengthen and ascend towards the zenith, the active phase with its clarification lasted about 7-8 minutes, ending in a pulsating northern lights - and at the time of going home. All the images are from the same place so I am not going to upload other images now.

Images: 3 pcs

Half-sky auroras

10.11.2017 at 21.56 - 22.52 - Rovaniemi (IV)
Jani Ylinampa

I got a message from a friend sometime around 9.30pm that it was reportedly clear in Lake Norvajärvi. Otherwise it was really cloudy and I had already given up for the evening hours ago. Kamat piled up and swung to the scene to state that so it just was clear. There was no need to wait long on the spot when the first really fast and bright flare flashed in the sky. The camera settings were facing honk when it just happened to be the a7s in hand. I saw another brighter moment coming, and the laziness began at about 10.30pm and lasted about three minutes, the main picture of that moment. After t...

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon

1.11.2017 at 23.09 - Rovaniemi (V)
Jani Ylinampa

When filming the northern lights, a fireball also happened to the video. The location of the fireball in the temporal direction in the direction of 313 degrees from the point of observation. Pictured Screenshot of the video, the video can be found on youtube https://youtu.be/SV6twgiO1XQ

Comments: 3 pcs

All-sky aurora

8.9.2017 at 02.00 - 03.00 - Rovaniemi (V)
Jani Ylinampa

I drove to Luosto in the early evening to describe and wait for the X9 flare CME predicted to arrive. Location old familiar Orresokka. The first northern lights were already visible at 10.30pm, albeit dim due to the full moon. From time to time, however, they intensified until they dimmed again, and again it occurred to me that here they were again. Little by little the clock was moving towards midnight and the dim arc seemed to rise and rise and eventually move south of the zenith until at 1 o'clock I decided to leave. At 1.30 I still stopped at the jagged edge after the Luosto holiday an...

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 7 pcs

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