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Pearl clouds

25.1.2020 at 16.15 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I was with my daughter reading a recent Star and Space magazine with a story and a picture of pearl clouds in the observation window. At least I hadn’t seen them consciously before. They are handsome, we sighed. At the same time, my daughter sighed that "hey in that sky I guess they can be!". I peeked out the window and it was true, they were there as if to order. Terrible pace with the camera in and out! An incredible coincidence. Just get more clothes inside after the initial charm so as not to get worse.

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Several halo forms

6.11.2019 at 15.16 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

Apparently the snowfall of the Laajavuori ski resort caused halos here a couple of kilometers south of Laajavuori. With a cell phone camera, I took a few shots. I didn’t quite figure out for myself if that was upside down or Parry and a 46 degree tire.

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Light pillars

27.1.2019 at 17.30 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

On the shores of Lake Päijänne in Keljonlahti by chance.

Clearly visible night shining clouds

26.7.2018 at 01.30 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky

As July draws to a close, it has been the custom, if you wake up at night, to look out the kitchen window at the north sky in the hope of night clouds. Last night, they were waiting for me, so the sleep sands quickly disappeared from my eyes and soon I was on a night-dewed lawn with a tripod and a camera.

Rocket-related clouds

22.2.2018 at 19.09 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I was out in the evening walking in my chores when I noticed an object resembling a pole halo that I photographed with a cell phone camera. Alongside this, my attention was drawn to the foggy light moving northward in the western sky, which staggered because it could not be an airplane because it did not flash and was considerably larger and brighter than the light of an airplane. It was as if about a crescent moon had been behind a thin gauze and thanked in the sky. The target was moving steadily just like the speed of a low-speed helicopter on a fairly low horizon. When I then noticed that t...

Light pillars

22.2.2018 at 19.05 - 19.20 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

As I stopped outside, my gaze fixed in the sky, at least on a phenomenon of light that looked strange to me. At first I thought about whether the Moon was behind the cloud, but the Moon was found in the exact opposite direction in the sky and even the photo was unnecessarily elongated. Then I inked to see if it would still be an artificial light pillar that breaks in the middle and doesn’t show up from below because of a certain formation of clouds. How is it?

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Rare halos

2.9.2017 at 11.30 - 11.45 - Jyväskylä (IV)
Markku Nykky

High above the low cumulus clouds was a hazy, almost all-day-sounding cloud of gauze that produced bright halos — at least a 22-degree ring, a 22-degree overhanging arc, a horizon ring, and side suns, two of the former first in the picture.

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Several halo forms

6.1.2017 at 12.06 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

The bright halos in Keljonlahti stopped our trip to Grandma. In the direction of Päijänne, there was ice crystalline fog at the level of the ice surface, on which the sun pillar and side suns formed. The nearby chimney of the Keljonlahti power plant had also been surrounded by fog. The frost banged at about -22 degrees and the rest of the family sat in a warm car in my telmi with a cell phone camera by the lake.

Active aurora band

7.10.2015 at 21.45 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky

Northern Lights detectors on the internet went hot, but the sky was in the cloud! Several times out to check the clarity. And finally, the sky began to open with the occasional really bright northern lights belts with their spirals.

Rare halos

9.9.2015 at 14.40 - Jyväskylä (IV)
Markku Nykky

When I got home from work, I noticed when I picked up the mail that the kapas, in the sky, would be soaked by a bright horizon ring with a 120-degree side sun. Nothing but a camera in a hurry bustling inside to pick up and a camera to sing.

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Several bright halo forms

24.6.2014 at 08.45 - 15.00 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky

We were in the morning starting to paint the house and commissioning a crane. There was a problem with the use of the crane and we set it up until I peeked into the sky and saw the overture of this absolutely incredibly bright halo play there. It forgot the painting and the crane when I ran to get inside the camera and started banging pictures (the other helpers were a little wondering what could be more important than getting the crane to work for the painting). This halosh show was enough all day, and it was a rather strange feeling, when painting the crane's body, the finest halos were ...

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Several halo forms

3.5.2014 at 10.00 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

In the first figure, a 22-degree ring and a hint of 22 overhanging arcs. I don't know which lie that thread in the ring at 11 o'clock. In the second picture, apparently the lower sun.

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One halo form

19.4.2014 at 14.34 - Jyväskylä (I)
Markku Nykky

Basic set, ie a 22-degree ring around the Sun on a beautiful spring afternoon in Jyväskylä.

Several halo forms

4.4.2014 at 17.21 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

A clear 22 degree tire and whether there would be a 22 degree upward curve on top of that ring and a side sun on the left side. Image contrast and brightness adjusted for better resolution. The second, even more post-adjusted image, I think, is the arc of the zenith environment, right? Probably the first observation about this halo phenomenon may be true for us, if true :)

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One halo form

28.3.2014 at 14.56 - Jyväskylä (I)
Markku Nykky

In the middle of Friday cleaning, I was staring at the carpets in the sky to see if something like a halo could be seen there for a long time and there was a ring around the Sun. Then just a mop in front of the Sun and taking a picture.

Mercury

28.1.2014 at 17.09 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

After dinner, I remembered that Mercury’s biggest elongation was probably on Friday, so it could be found on the horizon today. With binoculars from the living room window, I stared at the southwestern horizon, and from there, a bright spot immediately grabbed the binoculars. I made sure it was indeed Mercury using the GoSkyWatch app on the iPad. My wife and 7-year-old son also made the planet visible through binoculars. I myself saw Mercury for the first time only 7 years ago, in the year my son was born. Now he experienced the same at a very young age compared to us :) After looking through ...

Moon

24.1.2014 at 09.00 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky

Such is exactly the crescent, according to the almanac. Pictured is the crater of Copernicus in the middle of the moon, Kepler to the left and Aristarchus to the upper left of Kepler. The crater visible on the left as a dark small patch is Grimaldi. Tyko Crater peeks south at the terminator.

Comments: 2 pcs

Light pillars

18.1.2014 at 17.27 - Pirkkala (II)
Markku Nykky

The strong lights of the Pirkkala sports field created three bright light pillars in the air. Frost eventually took the victory off the graph by freezing the battery.

One halo form

18.1.2014 at 15.42 - Pirkkala (I)
Markku Nykky

Sun pillar with the setting sun in the Pirkkala sky. Freeze from -17 degree splits. I got to enjoy the winter frosty landscape on the edge of a wide field opening.

One halo form

15.1.2014 at 18.00 - Jyväskylä (I)
Markku Nykky

Hello, does the Moon hear? A partial 22 degree ring around the Moon. Jupiter also shines above the moon.

Comments: 2 pcs

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