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All-sky aurora

17.3.2015 at 19.37 - Outokumpu (V)
Patrik Engström

Very bright northern lights fluttered in the sky about half past eight. Even the street lights noticed how the fires literally blazed and changed colors between green, red, yellow and even partially blue. I had to happen this northern lights storm just when the camera tripod was in Lahti. Well, no more than a chin on his chest and towards new disappointments :)

One halo form

17.12.2014 at 14.15 - Lahti (I)
Patrik Engström

A pretty pretty 22 upside down was visible in the sky for a short time.

Several halo forms

5.11.2014 at 12.30 - Lahti (II)
Patrik Engström

While waiting for the bus, I glanced at the sky and first noticed the side sun and soon it turned out to be a friend also 22r and upside down!

One halo form

1.10.2014 at 15.59 - Outokumpu (I)
Patrik Engström

As I walked from school to the cabins, I glanced at the sky and noticed that the cloudbeam seemed thin and prone to halos. So I turned my gaze to the sun and my Veikkaus hit the right, pretty bright zykki above the sun. It disappeared about 3-5 minutes after the observation time.

Hail in the summer season

29.9.2014 at 16.47 - Outokumpu (IV)
Patrik Engström

A rather heavy hail swept over Outokumpu. As you can see from the picture, the earth turned white in less than a minute. ;)

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Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

13.9.2014 at 00.50 - Lahti (II)
Patrik Engström

Ridiculously dim northern lights in the north, but better than nothing!

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Several halo forms

12.9.2014 at 17.40 - Lahti (II)
Patrik Engström

Pretty great 22r, Sauri and 22 upside down.

One halo form

26.8.2014 at 18.00 - Joensuu (I)
Patrik Engström

A very dim and not very distinctive zykki was visible in the yard of the bus station waiting for its turn.

Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

22.8.2014 at 13.20 - Lahti (IV)
Patrik Engström

After hearing the low rumble while listening to music, I decided to pull the curtains aside from my room window. It was not unclear what was to come ..

Eye-catching night shining clouds

24.7.2014 at 00.27 - Lahti (V)
Patrik Engström

Jösses that was meinink. Come see if this night’s show was the finest of the summer! The clouds really couldn't go unnoticed.

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Clearly visible night shining clouds

22.7.2014 at 00.41 - Ahvenanmeri, Ruotsi
Patrik Engström

I argue that there is no more beautiful place to make night cloud observations than the sea. :)

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Clearly visible night shining clouds

18.7.2014 at 00.20 - Lahti (III)
Patrik Engström

My first night cloud observation! Now I understand why these are glowing, yes it was an impressive show even though it wasn’t that bright.

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Pääsateenkaari

15.7.2014 at 20.17 - Alavus (III)
Patrik Engström

A faint reflection rainbow and in some places a very bright anomalous rainbow.

Halo phenomena covering the sky

24.6.2014 at 17.45 - Lahti (IV)
Patrik Engström

So far this summer, the brightest halo play in the whole sky has happened to my own place! :) The 120 degree side suns unfortunately started to disappear before I got the camera ready for the tripod. The play was quite fast and disappeared suddenly almost immediately after the pictures were taken. All the mentioned phenomena were quite bright even with the naked eye.

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Arcus cloud

9.6.2014 at 20.00 - Lahti (IV)
Patrik Engström

A really fast-paced but also really fast-disintegrating avalanche cloud. No rumbling and no lightning was seen or heard. I figured there could also be shelf cloud ingredients in there, someone more knowledgeable could probably make sure? :)

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Hail in the summer season

2.5.2014 at 11.55 - Lahti (III)
Patrik Engström

A quick hail of a couple of minutes, the hailstones were about the same size as the other deaf ones this week.

Moon

4.4.2014 at 23.00 - Lahti (II)
Patrik Engström

Yes, I sold the tripod at a bad time, when the clear days were coming. Well, Lightroom comforts. :)

One halo form

4.4.2014 at 15.45 - Lahti (I)
Patrik Engström

Weak snippet 22r was visible when coming to school today. The halo only stood out when looking at the cell phone screen.

One halo form

24.3.2014 at 13.00 - Lahti (I)
Patrik Engström

In honor of the birthdays this spring’s most distinctive 22r to date.

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Sun

25.2.2014 at 15.06 - Lahti (IV)
Patrik Engström

The cloud cover clearly works better as a dimmer than a welder’s glass

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