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Landscape image of a planet

20.9.2021 at 20.44 - Sodankylä, Ukko-Luosto (IV)
Taisto Niskanen

It was also great to watch the rise of the moon and the appearance of Jupiter to the south in clear, calm and warm weather in the fine landscapes of Ukko-Luosto in clear, calm and warm weather.

Moon

20.9.2021 at 20.23 - Sodankylä, Ukko-Luosto (IV)
Taisto Niskanen

#Baskeripäinen moon A lower, just rising moon often shows this kind of "beret" on his head. To my recollection, I have never seen such a phenomenon at such a high level before. Is it a question of the surface version of the lower atmosphere cooled by the radiant cooling of the earth's surface, which causes weaving on the top of the moon? In the images taken some time later, the phenomenon had disappeared. The image is stacked from five exposure bracketed images.

Several halo forms

24.5.2021 at 23.53 - Inari (II)
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#bongaa100 The icy crystal calm air and the sticky spring ice caused a spectacular midnight light phenomenon.

Pääsateenkaari

22.4.2021 at 19.00 - 19.30 - Kuhmo (IV)
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Watching the northern lights in the April cottage landscape changed on my way home to Kuhmo, surprisingly to the summer views - and nothing is lost in color!

Starscape image

14.10.2018 at 20.46 - 23.00 - Ristijärvi, Torvenjoki (V)
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At these altitudes, it is seldom possible to photograph a sky dark at a temperature of almost twenty degrees, which is really full of stars. The Milky Way was drawn clearly clear over the sky. Even to the spectator's delight, the northern lights still drew calm arcs of color on the horizon. It was great to just watch and enjoy the view with the coffee - and take a picture every now and then without rushing.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Quiet aurora band

7.10.2018 at 21.40 - 23.15 - Kuhmo, Pajakkakoski (II)
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The serene, mostly green and purple northern lights of the calm early evening were inspired by the spectacular patterns on the top of the sky before midnight. They were well visible in the middle of the city, even when viewed and photographed.

Images: 6 pcs

Moon

27.6.2018 at 23.40 - Kuhmo Ontojärvi (III)
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There was so much lower cloud below the moon that Saturn did not appear - despite good attempts.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Moon

27.5.2018 at 23.49 - Paltamo (III)
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As the image harvest of the couple of weeks' journey began, there were pictures of the encounter between the full moon and Jupiter on 27 May. The second image (partial magnification from the previous one) shows a red border at the top of the moon and a green one at the bottom. Probably not a question of the mere lens phenomenon? Someone will probably be able to tell you more - thank you!

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 8 pcs

Landscape image of a planet

15.5.2018 at 23.43 - Puolanka, Hepoköngäs (III)
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Bonging the events of the sky in the desired landscape has become an interesting viewing and shooting opportunity with the help of current mobile applications. In this picture, Venus settled on the lower reaches of the Heinijoki River in Hepokönkä shortly before midnight - just as I had previously concluded with the help of programs.

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Starscape image

28.2.2018 at 19.00 - Puolanka, Paljakkavaara
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It’s so stunning when the northern lights aren’t messing with the starry sky. The full moon and more than twenty degrees of frost added to the atmosphere of the landscape admirer.

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One halo form

24.6.2017 at 20.02 - Utsjoki, Inarijokivarsi (I)
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When I was driving from Angel to Karigasniemi on the middle of Midsummer, there were clear clouds on the Finnish side, but high clouds on the Norwegian side. That’s why the Midsummer night sun conjured up a rather spectacular 22-degree ring in the sky. Flowering couriers on the ground and the song of birds in bright green birches gave their own additional color to this play.

Siitepölykehä

7.6.2017 at 22.35 - 23.52 - Kuhmo, Lentuajärvi (V)
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In the first picture there is probably the coloration of the pine in the sky caused by the pollen - in the second the shadow of the earth.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Kuu ja Jupiter

8.5.2017 at 02.28 - 02.41 - Kuhmo (III)
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Once again there was a sneaky morning in the alleys of Kuhmo looking for angles - it was quiet.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Active aurora band

28.3.2017 at 22.10 - Inari Partakko (III)
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Here, I look at photos of various nature events in the sky and on the ground from my trip to Lapland, Inari, in front of a home computer. The northern lights blazed on several evenings, but a strong and gusty wind prevented the descriptions of the best (27-28 March) night area (in exchange, it was just nice to watch them from the window while enjoying a warm drink). On the early evening of March 28, the wind was soer that I was able to record the views of the sky for a while. Active northern belts warped when viewed from here on all sides of the sky. The first photo was taken from the scene to...

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

Venus

19.3.2017 at 18.53 - Kuhmo (III)
Taisto Niskanen

Last night, the sickle of Venus was again spectacularly visible after sunset (Figure 1). In Figure 2, I have combined it on the same scale 5.3. at the picture I took at 5:51 p.m. The position, size, shape and colors of the sickle (Canon camera landscape) have changed a bit. In Figures 3-5, I have used graphical filters in image processing to clarify the difference in size and shapes of the sickles.

Images: 5 pcs

Venus

5.3.2017 at 17.52 - Paltamo (III)
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In the early evening, while waiting for the stars to brighten, I already photographed brilliantly brilliant Venus. The camera was turned on for normal nature shooting settings with the Landscape profile. From the beautiful colors of the sickle.

Kangastus

6.2.2017 at 08.19 - 08.34 - Kuhmo (III)
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Yesterday morning, Kuhmo was the coldest place in Finland (official -30.9 C). I thought now was the right time to go and shoot a colorful sunrise. After more than a kilometer of snowshoeing, I found a suitable place on an island in Lake Lammasjärvi, where the sunrise should be properly visible according to the tablet program. And exactly from that direction, after a while, various colored lights anticipating the rise began to appear. At first there was a mere line of light showing conspicuous green parts. The light line then grew into a fluorescent, yellowish horizontal sausage. In fact, the s...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Moon

31.1.2017 at 16.20 - Kuhmo (III)
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Crescent moon and crescent moon, Venus and Mars photographed in a blue moment above the Kuhmo library. The colors are the same as the camera profile they saw in the Landscape layout.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Moon

10.1.2017 at 12.47 - Utsjoki, Nuorgam (IV)
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Today in Nuorgam, an almost full moon rose from the shadow of the earth to illuminate the landscape in the colors of the camouflage.

Comments: 4 pcs

Moon

4.1.2017 at 15.35 - Kuhmo (IV)
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Crescent moon and the same added on Mars, Venus and the Kuhmo library. The quality books provided by Ursa would need more in these libraries.

Images: 2 pcs

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