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Active aurora band

6.10.2015 at 23.00 - Turku (III)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I was already going to sleep when I had to glance from the balcony to the sky in the hope of the repos once again. And they were visible, easily with the naked eye. Out to the riverbank to stare and then just describe!

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All-sky aurora

7.10.2015 at 21.30 - 00.00 - Turku (V)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Northern lights alarms had already exploded in the email over the course of the evening, and I decided to walk home from downtown along Koroinen’s pleasantly dark jogging path. I guessed there was activity in the northern sky, but even before I got to the open place from the shadows of the houses and trees, I was amazed to see the repo belts running across the sky to the southern sky. Activity increased rapidly until almost the entire sky was filled with flowing and fluttering green. A fine Korona appeared on the zenith for a moment. The peak of the play lasted about a quarter, after which the...

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Quiet aurora band

7.10.2018 at 23.40 - 00.30 - Tampere (II)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Behind the buildings, lukewarm northern lights were cut in nine countries in the evening, but I acknowledged them as clouds at the time. But when reports of repos began to appear on the Internet, I had to go bong with the camera after eleven. Fortunately, there is only a half-kilometer walk from the shores of Lake Näsijärvi around Naistenlahti, and as soon as I got an unobstructed view of the northern sky, it was obvious that the play was underway. The fires were pale, yet clearly distinct to the naked eye. The movement was not easily noticed by the eyes, but in the photographs the shapes are ...

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Rare halos

9.9.2015 at 15.30 - 16.15 - Kaarina, Ravattula (IV)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I was walking around the excavations in Ristimäki when the bright 22 degree YSK caught my attention. It seemed to be accompanied by an overly concave Parry - if so, this is my first Parry observation. A little later the right side sun came on and after a while also the left, which for a moment became almost dazzlingly bright. At the same time, the horizon ring came out. I guess you might also see some Lowitz with the saurs, but I'm not sure if it's just a basic 22 °.

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Several halo forms

2.9.2017 at 11.45 - 13.10 - Tampere (II)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The bright and colorful 22ysk remained visible for over an hour. Also included are considerably quieter 22 ring and ask and a moment flashed left Sauri. Does Parry cough as a friend too?

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Light pillars

19.1.2018 at 21.00 - Tampere (II)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

For a while, the ice mist gave birth to pretty nice pillars in Hervanta. At the end of the evening, the pillars were no longer visible, although the foggy weather continued.

Several halo forms

21.1.2018 at 10.00 - 10.30 - Tampere (II)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

At times, the celestial phenomenon shines from the window in when the morning wakes up and opens the curtains. That's what happened this time. Unfortunately, the sunshine - with or without halos - was not allowed to be enjoyed for very long before the clouds covered the sky. A pleasant start to the day anyway.

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Several halo forms

26.8.2018 at 00.10 - 00.20 - Tampere (II)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

A short-lived night halo play as the clouds dissipate, seen from the home balcony again. A special feature around the moon is the clear shape of the cross, which I interpret as a lunar pillar + a stump of a horizon ring.

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Partial lunar eclipse

16.7.2019 at 23.05 - 23.45 - Tampere (III)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Observed from home balcony. I feared that the eclipse would be covered in clouds when the moon was not visible in the eleven countries. However, Jupiter shone bright, which confused the moment until the moon appeared behind the Tower Hotel! I had started staring at the sky at just the wrong minute. End well, all well anyway.

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Bright night shining clouds

19.7.2016 at 01.50 - Turku (IV)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

My first handsome night cloud sighting this summer. The play caught my attention from the window, and I had to leave the river bank. Pictured is a view to the northeast.

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Bright night shining clouds

28.7.2018 at 02.30 - 03.00 - Tampere (IV)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Awakening after the lunar eclipse was rewarded with a rather handsome night cloud play. The western sky showed so much activity from my south-eastern balcony that I had to grab some shooting equipment and go cycling on the adjacent Armonkalli, which offers quite good views to the north over Lake Näsijärvi. There was no pointless trip. When he returned home, the cloud show had already rested far into the southeastern sky (last picture).

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Primary rainbow

22.8.2017 at 20.50 - 21.00 - Tampere (IV)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I admired the cityscape painted orange in the last rays of the setting sun from my balcony when, to my delight, I noticed from the left that the rainbow was beginning to draw against the rainy sky. Within minutes, a beautiful, almost perfect semicircle of evening color had developed. Afterwards, as I was working on the photos, I also noticed a faint part of the side rainbow that I hadn’t seen with the naked eye.

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Landscape image of a planet

18.7.2018 at 01.20 - Tampere (IV)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Extinction and bright nights undeniably diminish the splendor of opposition Mars as it pops into the low southern sky, but it’s still nice to stare at it. In the picture, the planet poses together with the tower of Tampere Cathedral.

ISS

20.7.2018 at 00.06 - 00.13 - Tampere (IV)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The International Space Station revolves around Finland's southern sky at midnight for a change, and what if you watch it from your own balcony. The image is composed of 188 exposures taken every second.

Venus ja Merkurius

22.5.2020 at 22.30 - 00.20 - Tampere (III)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

From the breakwater of Naistenlahti harbor. The planet duo poses together with the splendor of Hedgehog. With the naked eye, I didn’t spot Mercury, no matter how I tried to tremble. The extinction together with the brightness of the sky was the so-called Too hard a piece for Mark I eyeballs. As a bonus, a stunning image of happiness, with a medical helicopter passing right by Venus. The camera had a 2 s self-timer on, so the helicopter hitting Venus in the picture was really pure luck.

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Rare halos

20.5.2018 at 15.39 - Tampere (IV)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Spotted on a beach trip. I’m not sure if that inner ring is 9r or pollen.

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Several halo forms

15.1.2021 at 11.00 - 11.15 - Tampere (II)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

A fine bright and strongly three-dimensional sun pillar in low-floating ice crystals.

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Light pillars

5.12.2021 at 23.30 - 23.55 - Tampere (II)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Evening walk in the direction of Naistenlahti and Lapinniemi. The icy weather was favorable for the birth of artificial light pillars, and the floodlights on the Ranta-Tampella construction site did create some handsome pillars. Pictures unfortunately only for phone quality.

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Light pillars

7.12.2021 at 18.30 - Tampere (II)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Tuesday night offered a clearly higher quality crystal than Monday, and the handsome pillar play could be admired from the home balcony.

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One halo form

22.12.2021 at 14.05 - Tampere (I)
Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

From the eve of the eve. Excellently bright side suns in the ice mist.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 17.5.2022 klo 4.47.