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Primary rainbow

13.5.2022 at 19.27 - Nurmijärvi (III)
Emma Bruus

Gold can be found at the end of the rainbow. Summer has officially begun

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Active aurora band

26.3.2022 at 20.00 - 22.30 - Ylöjärvi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

"Going open or not? Pretty cold is the wind," I said, pondering the most important decisions in a friend's birthday party. The solution was visible in the north. Did not have time until the opening. The camera revealed a hazy arc of northern lights from the north, from which, according to Sirius' cameras in Jyväskylä, it would be worth trying to fish the SAR arc. The environment was pretty lighted, so I had to head out along the icy path towards the hopefully slightly darker shore. Fortunately, the horror-filled trembling ended with intact skin on the edge of the ice that banged in the...

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Aurora rays

5.3.2022 at 20.00 - 23.30 - Nurmijärvi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I just missed the best storm of the evening. In the early evening, only a mostly matte belt was available. Occasionally there were high rays in it, from which I already doubted the STEVE candidate with the naked eye. But no, the photos revealed that behind the thin curtain of clouds, at least from this south, there was only a beautiful, high ray.

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Active aurora band

10.2.2022 at 20.55 - 00.05 - Nurmijärvi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In this way, the south rarely complains about the amount of snow. Or that there is so much of it that even the skis sink much deeper than you would like. This white bulge now severely limited the places where it made sense to go. Without a bigger masteplan, I would pull the sweaters and a coverall over my neck and put Dj Orion in the background to speed up the observation evening. From the lights of Klaukkala, we headed towards the center of Nurmijärvi, sometimes skimming the sky. The greenery in the north raised individual rays and was forced to turn the bow to an old familiar observation sit...

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Active aurora band

14.1.2022 at 20.00 - 23.30 - Nurmijärvi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The pale green arc of northern lights that passed over the sky in the early evening revealed that it would be worthwhile to be ready outside. To the north were delicate, green features, with occasional movement. I would pull the camera on the unlit part of the highway. The unfortunate tripod, which had been chosen for the unfortunate trip, was allowed to be held in place at all times so that it would not take off with its cameras. The latter had a deeply missed FFP2 mask. Shortly after 10pm, clear rays entered the belt and a short active dance began. As it faded, a dense cloud curtain that rol...

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Active aurora band

1.1.2022 at 19.36 - 23.00 - Rautalampi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Helsinki)

This sight is not an unfinished place for this description of water reflections in the middle of winter! I set out to spend quality time with myself and the car’s pop machine, but I got lost again in a couple of northern lights photography. A little flutter in the north and on Dj Orion radio is the best of the weekend. On the shores of Nokisenkoski, attention was drawn to the undulating glow of the air, which covered the dimest northern lights below. This is rarely seen. At least at the standard placement site further south.

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Landscape image of a planet

1.9.2021 at 00.47 - Rautalampi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

As I used the Aurigids, I also woke up to admire the glory of Jupiter in the southern horizon. The 14mm Samyang, which had dropped into the bush the night before, no longer focuses on its infinity, so the stars are clearly spherical. Maybe you should drop it on another butt sometimes. ;)


1.9.2021 at 00.05 - 01.05 - Rautalampi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The weather at first looked scary promising. And so it was that at 0:20 a cloud curtain arrived and around 0:50 it disappeared. Meanwhile, four pretty fireballs could be seen through the cloud curtain. One star flight to the right of the bull's star pattern had time to swim from the cloud hole.

Half-sky auroras

27.8.2021 at 22.50 - 01.30 - Rautalampi (IV)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The curves whirled in the intoxication of Friday night to the pattern that the color of the sky might be changing. Already from the village track you could see how a beautiful green belt of northern lights waved in the north. I was speeding to the boat dock in the church village . By the time I got the camera up, the green belt had already turned into a mess. I watched the silent go for a moment and continued to walk farther from the lights of the agglomeration . The routine for filming was clearly lost after the summer. When one of the pedestals failed underneath, the entire treatment plaster...

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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

9.8.2021 at 23.00 - 00.15 - Nurmijärvi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The head on the pillow I was in pain that no sleep would take. A truck ran somewhere on the highway. And then another truck. Hmmmm ... was it a truck? In the nightgown, a glance from the balcony revealed that no heavy traffic was visible at all, but the sky flashed. The rest of the hopes for sleep were shattered by this. However, the lazily lightning night thunder was the best storm surge of the summer. It didn't help but forget the dreams and take the camera on. However, I was too slow in my moves to capture a couple of more spectacular close hits. The cloud subsided for a moment, but a f...

One halo form

2.8.2021 at 12.42 - Ruokolahti (I)
Emma Bruus, Sanna Siltanen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In exchange for a holiday from the clouds split quite a clear 22r.

Other storm phenomenon

30.7.2021 at 13.49 - Rautalampi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

A young thunderstorm cell that had passed by rumbled a few times, and there was no partying in the storm. However, the tails of the cloud showed tiny mammoths.

Bright night shining clouds

27.7.2021 at 23.30 - 01.30 - Rautalampi (IV)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

"If I fall into this reed, will the car key still work?" an inch as I ascended horror scenarios spinning on a vaguely glowing bench. Thus, in the north, the appropriate darkness does not begin until the very end of July. The holiday was located in the best night cloud season, so they had to be photographed. In the early evening, the night clouds seemed so thick in places that they were difficult to identify. In the light fog, however, filamentous structures stood out, which led to a familiar observation site on the shore of the church village. The view to the north was the best in the near fut...

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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

23.6.2021 at 14.24 - 14.45 - Nurmijärvi (V)
Emma Bruus, Marko Pekkola, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Woke up to this storm a little late and even then the main goal was to save the outdoor farmer from thunder power washing. However, the oncoming avalanche was so inconceivably magnificent that the car was forced to stop in the middle of the trip. There was only a cell phone camera included, but it also captured something. The avalanche progressed quite a bit and in the yard of the shelter it could be admired for another time. Then a gust of rain and rain hit me. A little heat was in mind, as sets in this class might clump into large granules. There were still a few hammered roofs that appeared...

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10.6.2021 at 14.45 - Ruokolahti (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

From Määttänen Hannu's tip, I ordered a small diffractive spectroscope from China as a toy. The post office delivered a small lipstick-sized stump, which, at least in the representation of the spectrum of fluorescent tubes, somehow fulfilled its function. So I twisted it in the spring with the flu and the flap for a real cheap attachment to the pocket. The tuning consisted of the styrofoam of the postal package (into which I rattled a hole the size of a stick with scissors) and a roll of used toilet paper. I wondered for a long time how tights would have been included in the tuning, but in...

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Partial solar eclipse

10.6.2021 at 13.20 - 14.50 - Ruokolahti (IV)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

This June day was the best for tracking a partial solar eclipse. The temperature was involved, and there was no need to excite the sun's visibility in any way. There were only a few random cloudballs in the sky that would not be an obstacle under any circumstances. The scent of the surrounding flower meadow and lilacs was intoxicating and far away in the woods a cuckoo roared. With the moon disk already clearly on the sun, I began to explain the incident to the family’s three-year-old. This had already been somewhat primed by Group Search, which is a side issue. It is hardly a coincidence ...

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13.5.2021 at 21.30 - Rautalampi (IV)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The blood-red sun shone like a magic ball on the horizon. I had actually left to describe atmospheric phenomena , but I had time to hurry in so that even the bigger spots would stand out at a focal length of 400 mm. Of course not at the time of shooting, but at home on the computer screen, a comma group 2822 stood out. I had to wipe the screen clean after this minimum. : D

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Pollen corona

13.5.2021 at 21.20 - Rautalampi (V)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

On the street in front of me roared the red sun, around which shone a completely red spherical perimeter. The dynamics of any conspiracy are not able to present this vision completely correctly. The clear pollen circuits of the previous day had included the deep red of Russian forest fire smoke. At the same time, the rainbow-shaped tires had disappeared.


12.5.2021 at 21.30 - Rautalampi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The child’s sneezing nose gave a hint that a less afflicted photographer might have a perimeter on offer. Birch blooms were at record levels and the situation was easily seen from the pollen disk visible around the sun.

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Halo phenomena covering the sky

3.5.2021 at 10.30 - 12.00 - Nurmijärvi (IV)
Emma Bruus

Thank you but fellow people for the noise! The pile of sightings that arrived at the Skywarden gave us a glimpse of what might be on the balcony. After all, the hr department was there at first glance. Not when the dice turn on the heels and the camera to pick up. Namely, maybe I saw the horizon ring I had ever seen. And ys was so clear, of course, that the water flowed from his eyes as he looked at it. I pounded in between in the middle of the work day blinking development and the going slowly began to cover the clouds after 12 noon.

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Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 22.5.2022 klo 7.09.