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Primary rainbow

2.5.2022 at 19.44 - 19.48 - Laukaa (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

During the day the clouds foretold rain. Didn't come until evening. From the window I watched how clear the line between light and gray was visible and then a piece of rainbow appeared, towards which there was an entire arc. Prompt was a phenomenon.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Several halo forms

16.4.2022 at 17.33 - 18.01 - Laukaa (II)
Tarja Kouvo

I saw the first zyk of my life when I returned from the beach. It was big and clear. It was impossible not to see if it flashed up to the sky a little. It took a few minutes before I got the camera picked up and in the meantime zyk was almost gone. I waited. It appeared, but weaker.

Images: 4 pcs

One halo form

13.4.2022 at 14.12 - 15.11 - Laukaa (I)
Tarja Kouvo

As I left for the village, I noticed a tire in the sky, so back home to pick up the camera. In between I took care of things, in between I watched halo with my neck sore. Later, when I left for the beach to use the birds, the halo was gone.

Images: 4 pcs

One halo form

7.4.2022 at 12.46 - 13.49 - Laukaa (I)
Tarja Kouvo

The sun and the good-looking clouds put me on an ice walk. At first, when I needed it, I could see a hint of maybe appearing. Well, it got stronger. And there was no more clue, but a real halo. The ring halo appeared for about an hour, then it clouded and the halo disappeared. I didn’t see any specials, though, how I looked at the main phenomenon on the pages and up.

Images: 3 pcs

Several halo forms

3.4.2022 at 14.13 - 15.12 - Laukaa (II)
Tarja Kouvo

I went out for a walk and on the same trip I watched the evolution of the halo with my neck wrong.

Active aurora band

14.3.2022 at 01.13 - 02.06 - Laukaa (III)
Tarja Kouvo

Surprise surprise. The lights were so high and bright that I tried shooting from the balcony. The barrier came against the roof and the upper flames of the fire were not seen. I just saw that they went there!

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora band

14.2.2022 at 22.05 - Karigasniemi (II)
Tarja Kouvo

Actually I just go for an evening walk, the values were in a category I wasn’t really expecting anything from. At the turning point I still stopped, at first there was a completely dim arc and then a small flare. It took a while. It was almost a full moon, really bright and a beautiful evening walk.

Images: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

12.2.2022 at 20.29 - 21.05 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

The starry sky motivates you to go out in the cold (-28 - 30), even though the values were no longer in the order they were about a couple of days ago. I thought there was something there ... and so it was. Those properly colored were still on the dream list, even though little color was visible. Still, there were handsome revelations above my head and the necks that felt between them go out of place as they stare. I also watched the moon, I thought it was a nice addition to the landscape, it didn't bother me. At the end and certain at the point when I had to quit, there was a pretty more ...

Images: 5 pcs

Half-sky auroras

25.1.2022 at 20.20 - 23.03 - Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

The fires of that night were wide, seeming to be between and to come everywhere. Also from the south. Were extensive but slow-moving. The situation in the appendix was interesting to me, the tentacles seemed to condense and shone strong. Similar phenomena later came from the south. Pearls were also seen on the same day, so the whole day was staring at the sky.

Pearl clouds

25.1.2022 at 14.09 - 15.43 - Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

For the second day in a row, I saw pearls. I went for a walk, a lighter cloud looked like a possible pearl, so when I came back I decided to look in which direction the cloud had developed. That's what happened. Had got color. In addition to the bright clouds, there were other light glowing clouds in the landscape. Lastly, a close-up of the largest pearl. It's quite a flight.

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

Pearl clouds

24.1.2022 at 14.41 - 15.05 - Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

When I got out I saw the pearls just almost directly above my head, they were big, glowing. Now in hindsight, they should have been photographed too, and not look at them in amazement with their mouths open. Well, on the beach I tried them too. However, the brightest hs were on the edge of the forest, and the ones on my head were more to my imagination than to some of the characters. All pearls were very mobile, their color and shape seemed to change all the time. The air was really warm, not windy, and before leaving we had a little snow a moment ago.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Half-sky auroras

19.1.2022 at 23.43 - 02.24 - Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

I waited a couple of hours after the first couple of flares. After that, there was only that gauze and vague light mass in the sky that desperately tried to come to life. I decided to go home. Just before I arrived in the village they then woke up. From time to time, my head flew over my head.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Pearl clouds

17.1.2022 at 15.01 - 16.10 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (III)
Tarja Kouvo

As I tried to get to the fell, the clouds started to look special. At first the clouds shone white, and then just as the strong wind began they got their color. Fascinatingly, the colors changed. When I returned under the fell, the phenomenon was the most intense and a little later I found a reasonable place to shoot. In the third picture, the pearls were the brightest. I planned to climb on that stack of wood to get better from there. Coincidentally, the battery was almost empty, the sign burned. So there was pain and descriptions left.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

14.1.2022 at 22.26 - Karigasniemi (I)
Tarja Kouvo

The clouds had taken over the sky almost completely. Nevertheless, I thought that if some Skywarden would come and see the northern lights. The moon glowed in the sky, I watched that too. And between it seemed to form a ring, the ring was clear for only a moment, then disappeared somewhere in the cloud. I wonder when, when I returned home, the fires suddenly found energy, lit up properly in that village (I didn't photograph when there was too much artificial light) and at the same time part of the Moon's ring was completely green with the naked eye. In the pictures, the perimeter is th...

Half-sky auroras

10.1.2022 at 01.30 - 02.44 - Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

There were those in the sky, the northern lights. Appeared as soon as I got out of the village street light. I tried to keep the shooting direction out of the village, and somehow avoid the red light pollution. Maybe I got something.

Images: 3 pcs

Active aurora band

27.12.2021 at 20.57 - 21.48 - Karigasniemi (III)
Tarja Kouvo

The Kevo Observatory seemed to be at a suitable height for the lights, and as I peeked out the door, a few stars appeared. About 27 degrees below zero. The desire to perhaps see the fire won and I stepped right there. There was really a show going on there. Huh hii was a feeling at that point. I got one pretty good show, I was still standing to jump, waiting to see if he would renew. Tried, but couldn't.

Images: 3 pcs

Several halo forms

21.12.2021 at 23.26 - 23.41 - Karigasniemi (II)
Tarja Kouvo

I wasn’t really sure when I stood on the beach, was it like a halo or was it just a cloud that stubbornly stayed put. The "cloud halo" was strongly visible. I decided to shoot with caution because the northern lights again refused to appear. The night by the river was bright and cold. Could a weak horizon ring also be visible?

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

One halo form

22.11.2021 at 21.38 - 21.45 - Karigasniemi (I)
Tarja Kouvo

As the northern lights approached the Moon, a halo ring formed simultaneously around the Moon. When the fires subsided, the halo disappeared.

Active aurora band

22.11.2021 at 21.15 - 21.37 - Karigasniemi (III)
Tarja Kouvo

Despite the frost, I had a picnic on the banks of the Inari River. First nothing, as long as I stood, then the gauze condensed, and the fires came to life. I think some of the fires were eye-catching red. It was terribly bright, the setting moon glowing behind the trees. As the fires spread near the Moon, a halo formed around the Moon. It was as if it happened at the same time. You were allowed to stay, the halo ring became interesting.

Several halo forms

30.10.2021 at 11.43 - Karigasniemi (III)
Tarja Kouvo

Following the reindeer separations, the sky immediately flashed and a halo appeared there.

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