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Light pillars

28.11.2021 at 06.23 - Kajaani (II)
Juha Mannermaa

Powerful artificial light pillars from riverside lamps. Freeze-16 C.

Pilvikaari maanpinnalta

10.2.2021 at 14.16 - Kajaani, Kynskin silta (III)
Juha Mannermaa

A nice sumic arc appeared in the light -20 C frost. The curves in the image have been modified to make the arc more visible. There is a wonder about swans in it. Cell phone picture.

Halo phenomena covering the sky

28.6.2019 at 10.01 - Naantali (IV)
Juha Mannermaa

Strong side suns, horizon arch and overhanging arch. My own knowledge of halos is incomplete so correct, please.

Images: 3 pcs

Moon

17.2.2018 at 21.06 - Valle de Agaete, Gran Canaria, Kanariansaaret, Espanja (IV)
Juha Mannermaa

Before taking the picture, the wife wondered about the black dot on the horizon. It turned out to be an airplane and it flew completely (only at this point I noticed) in front of the crescent moon. Well it would have gotten a great picture if the camera had been on hand. I retrieved the camera to capture the setting moon and soon came the image of the TAP plane from the north. It didn't quite happen :) 3.4% of the moon is lit.

Comments: 4 pcs

Several halo forms

5.1.2016 at 13.48 - Kajaani (II)
Juha Mannermaa

From the morning, bright side suns were visible. Towards the setting of the sun faded. In the attached picture, the south is at the water tower visible on the horizon, where the sun is about to arrive, which means that the sun is not yet very high in the Kainuu sky. 4.1 reached a magical 3 degree height :)

Moon

2.1.2014 at 21.00 - Valle de Agaete, La Suerte, Gran Canaria, Espanja (IV)
Juha Mannermaa

Again, the southern moon provided a nice observation. I missed depicting Venus and the moon in the same picture as I had time behind Venus mountains. Venus was like a sickle like the moon, when I had time to look at it with binoculars.

Comments: 2 pcs

Moon

4.12.2013 at 21.00 - Valle de Agaete, La Suerte, Gran Canaria, Espanja (IV)
Juha Mannermaa

The moon descends behind the opposite mountains. Warm just over 20 C. Some thermal vibration. Time Finnish time.

Comments: 2 pcs

Partial solar eclipse

3.11.2013 at 12.59 - 15.33 - El Sao, Agaete, Gran Canaria, Espanja (IV)
Juha Mannermaa

A partial eclipse in Gran Canaria photographed through the clouds. This eclipse is not visible in Finland, so sometimes the trip unknowingly happens at the right time :) I have changed the observation time to Finland time.

Comments: 1 pcs

Conjuction of celestial bodies

27.1.2012 at 16.50 - Kajaani (III)
Juha Mannermaa

Pictured from left are Jupiter, the moon and Venus.

One halo form

27.1.2012 at 10.45 - Kajaani (I)
Juha Mannermaa

In 24-degree frost, a powerful sun pillar as the sun rises. In addition, faint side suns were observed, which cannot be seen in the image. There is a lot of ice crystal in the air with the gust of wind.

Comments: 2 pcs

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