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Quiet aurora band

13.3.2022 at 20.00 - 20.30 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (II)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

In the evening I went to see what the northern lights situation looks like and there was a belt and spots and rays. The intention was to watch the night if they even got really excited, but the fatigue won.

Quiet aurora arc

15.1.2022 at 23.30 - 00.00 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (II)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

I went to the regular place to see if the northern lights would be visible and they were visible. Mainly a dim arc was visible, but rays also flashed from time to time.

Landscape image of a planet

7.12.2021 at 17.20 - 17.40 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (III)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon, and Venus shone magnificently in the sky as I waited for the ISS to appear.

Quiet aurora arc

17.10.2021 at 22.30 - 23.30 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (II)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The start of the Northern Lights season was very sluggish, but something still grabbed the camera cell.

Landscape image of a planet

22.8.2021 at 22.00 - 22.30 - Madeira, Funchal (III)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

On a trip to Madeira, I admired the bright Jupiter and Saturn from the hotel balcony. It only hit the full moon at the same time, so filming the rest of the starry sky was left this time. The camera clock forgot to move to local time, so it has a throw of two hours.

Clearly visible night shining clouds

28.7.2021 at 00.15 - 00.45 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (III)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

I was in a regular place listening to the sounds of forest animals at night and at the same time admiring the night clouds visible to the north. This time they were low and at times the lower clouds obscured the view, but as always they looked great.

Images: 2 pcs

Clearly visible night shining clouds

5.7.2021 at 00.40 - 01.00 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (III)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Now there was at least the extent of the area where the clouds were visible, only the very south was less. Picture, 1 south, 2 west, 3 north, 4 east. Right in the zenith, the clouds appeared as a gray curtain.

Images: 5 pcs

Clearly visible night shining clouds

30.6.2021 at 01.00 - 01.15 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (III)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

When the dream did not come after the Sweden-Ukraine match, I went to check the night cloud situation. They were visible in the northeastern direction, reaching a height of about 45 °. At the same time came the impulse purchase of the Canon paperback, which seemed suitable for shooting these.

Images: 2 pcs

Arcus cloud

23.6.2021 at 14.40 - 14.52 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (IV)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

I watched the storm approach online and realized it was coming towards the right place. I walked to the edge of the field to follow its approach and also took a few pictures. No flashes occurred in the images. In the end, I had to inject to get out of the rain.

Images: 2 pcs

Hyvin heikkoja yöpilviä

22.6.2021 at 01.00 - 01.15 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (I)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

In my case, the first night clouds of the season were spotted, albeit rather modest, but still.

Partial solar eclipse

10.6.2021 at 13.55 - Inari, Saariselkä (IV)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

I watched the eclipse this time in Lapland. I grabbed the picture with a pocket through the eyepiece. The weather was favorable and I was able to watch the whole event from an almost cloudless sky.

One halo form

1.6.2021 at 23.10 - 23.15 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (I)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Watching the sunset also showed a fine pillar.

Halo phenomena covering the sky

3.5.2021 at 10.00 - 10.20 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (IV)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

When things left, I had to instinctively look at the sky and there were, of course, spectacular halos. The departure got a bit delayed when I picked up the camera from inside and grabbed a few pictures.

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

17.4.2021 at 00.01 - 00.30 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (II)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Because the forecasts looked good, I put off going to bed and went for a moment to check the situation. In half an hour only an arc was visible and a few times I separated the rays. One image was hit like a fireball (at 00.23).

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

12.4.2021 at 14.41 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (I)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

A glance over the flock of cucumbers also made me notice the 22 ° ring.

Quiet aurora arc

21.3.2021 at 21.00 - 22.50 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (II)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The forecasts looked promising for southern Finland, but in the end only occasionally did the northern lights become more visible to the naked eye. Yes, the dim arches of the evening grabbed the camera.

Nova N Cas 2021

21.3.2021 at 21.00 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (II)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

I began to examine Sunday’s northern lights images to see if they would separate the now-visible Nova. After a moment of research and review, it was found, although I didn’t expect much from the picture taken with the wide-angle lens.

Quiet aurora arc

2.3.2021 at 21.35 - 21.50 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (II)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The northern lights in Uusimaa were very dim, but something stood out to the naked eye.

Several halo forms

6.2.2021 at 16.00 - 16.05 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (II)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

I was testing a modulated camera when I noticed side suns. I didn’t start adjusting the camera settings, so therefore the special colors.

Starscape image

28.9.2020 at 22.30 - 00.45 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola (III)
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

I was already removing the northern lights from the plane when it occurred to me that I hadn't done a streak picture before and there are also repos.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 23.5.2022 klo 23.58.