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Several halo forms

2.3.2013 at 10.32 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

I don’t admit to being a halo expert, so I can be wrong, but I think I got a picture of both a 22-degree ring and a 22-degree overhanging arc, the latter of which looks really dim, but I think there is. It was about -14 degrees below zero and there was a little cloudy gauze in the sky.

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Several halo forms

14.12.2013 at 10.50 - Siilinjärvi (II)
Markku Nykky

On a car trip on Joensuuntie around Siilinjärvi Toivala, a small halo play was seen to the south. When I returned home to Jyväskylä, I was proud to present this to my family, but my wife knocked me out showing Parry, Tapet and Moilaset ... In that hustle and bustle, I meant to forget to add this picture here. To see this picture are the traditional side suns, the sun pillar and the 22 degree ring.

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Several halo forms

4.4.2014 at 17.21 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

A clear 22 degree tire and whether there would be a 22 degree upward curve on top of that ring and a side sun on the left side. Image contrast and brightness adjusted for better resolution. The second, even more post-adjusted image, I think, is the arc of the zenith environment, right? Probably the first observation about this halo phenomenon may be true for us, if true :)

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Several halo forms

3.5.2014 at 10.00 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

In the first figure, a 22-degree ring and a hint of 22 overhanging arcs. I don't know which lie that thread in the ring at 11 o'clock. In the second picture, apparently the lower sun.

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Several halo forms

6.1.2017 at 12.06 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

The bright halos in Keljonlahti stopped our trip to Grandma. In the direction of Päijänne, there was ice crystalline fog at the level of the ice surface, on which the sun pillar and side suns formed. The nearby chimney of the Keljonlahti power plant had also been surrounded by fog. The frost banged at about -22 degrees and the rest of the family sat in a warm car in my telmi with a cell phone camera by the lake.

Several halo forms

6.11.2019 at 15.16 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

Apparently the snowfall of the Laajavuori ski resort caused halos here a couple of kilometers south of Laajavuori. With a cell phone camera, I took a few shots. I didn’t quite figure out for myself if that was upside down or Parry and a 46 degree tire.

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Several bright halo forms

24.6.2014 at 08.45 - 15.00 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky

We were in the morning starting to paint the house and commissioning a crane. There was a problem with the use of the crane and we set it up until I peeked into the sky and saw the overture of this absolutely incredibly bright halo play there. It forgot the painting and the crane when I ran to get inside the camera and started banging pictures (the other helpers were a little wondering what could be more important than getting the crane to work for the painting). This halosh show was enough all day, and it was a rather strange feeling, when painting the crane's body, the finest halos were ...

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Rocket-related clouds

22.2.2018 at 19.09 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I was out in the evening walking in my chores when I noticed an object resembling a pole halo that I photographed with a cell phone camera. Alongside this, my attention was drawn to the foggy light moving northward in the western sky, which staggered because it could not be an airplane because it did not flash and was considerably larger and brighter than the light of an airplane. It was as if about a crescent moon had been behind a thin gauze and thanked in the sky. The target was moving steadily just like the speed of a low-speed helicopter on a fairly low horizon. When I then noticed that t...

Rare halos

9.9.2015 at 14.40 - Jyväskylä (IV)
Markku Nykky

When I got home from work, I noticed when I picked up the mail that the kapas, in the sky, would be soaked by a bright horizon ring with a 120-degree side sun. Nothing but a camera in a hurry bustling inside to pick up and a camera to sing.

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Rare halos

2.9.2017 at 11.30 - 11.45 - Jyväskylä (IV)
Markku Nykky

High above the low cumulus clouds was a hazy, almost all-day-sounding cloud of gauze that produced bright halos — at least a 22-degree ring, a 22-degree overhanging arc, a horizon ring, and side suns, two of the former first in the picture.

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Quiet aurora band

27.2.2012 at 19.38 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

I was watching the Jupiter, Venus, Moon combination with the camera when I saw something nebulous in the northern sky that was moving suspiciously fast. For years, I had unsuccessfully tried to see the northern lights even at a glance, so my heart rate jumped high and I rushed to the nearest dark meadow opening with a camera on my shoulder. And that's where those "curtains" fluttered in the cosmic north wind! In all the hustle and bustle, I didn’t mind putting the camera in manual focus but with auto-adjustment, the camera sang for half an hour as I sat next to it hanging out admiring the ...

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Pearl clouds

25.1.2020 at 16.15 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I was with my daughter reading a recent Star and Space magazine with a story and a picture of pearl clouds in the observation window. At least I hadn’t seen them consciously before. They are handsome, we sighed. At the same time, my daughter sighed that "hey in that sky I guess they can be!". I peeked out the window and it was true, they were there as if to order. Terrible pace with the camera in and out! An incredible coincidence. Just get more clothes inside after the initial charm so as not to get worse.

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One halo form

15.1.2014 at 18.00 - Jyväskylä (I)
Markku Nykky

Hello, does the Moon hear? A partial 22 degree ring around the Moon. Jupiter also shines above the moon.

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One halo form

18.1.2014 at 15.42 - Pirkkala (I)
Markku Nykky

Sun pillar with the setting sun in the Pirkkala sky. Freeze from -17 degree splits. I got to enjoy the winter frosty landscape on the edge of a wide field opening.

One halo form

28.3.2014 at 14.56 - Jyväskylä (I)
Markku Nykky

In the middle of Friday cleaning, I was staring at the carpets in the sky to see if something like a halo could be seen there for a long time and there was a ring around the Sun. Then just a mop in front of the Sun and taking a picture.

One halo form

19.4.2014 at 14.34 - Jyväskylä (I)
Markku Nykky

Basic set, ie a 22-degree ring around the Sun on a beautiful spring afternoon in Jyväskylä.

Moon

15.1.2012 at 08.47 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky

The crescent moon split invitingly above the tops of the trees in the morning and so I grabbed the camera with the tripod and rushed out to take a picture.

Moon

28.1.2012 at 20.12 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky

I left out in my hope to see and photograph the northern lights. After all, the Sun's activity had increased over the past week. Although the Northern Lights Alarm (Auroras Now service) did not give any signs of fire, I nevertheless decided to check the situation with my own eyes. There was no sign of the northern lights, but in complete silence treading on a closed forest road, I noticed the Moon giving a nice atmosphere to the road and so I set up the camera with its tripods in the middle of the road and let the camera sing in complete silence.

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Moon

24.1.2014 at 09.00 - Jyväskylä (III)
Markku Nykky

Such is exactly the crescent, according to the almanac. Pictured is the crater of Copernicus in the middle of the moon, Kepler to the left and Aristarchus to the upper left of Kepler. The crater visible on the left as a dark small patch is Grimaldi. Tyko Crater peeks south at the terminator.

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Mercury

28.1.2014 at 17.09 - Jyväskylä (II)
Markku Nykky

After dinner, I remembered that Mercury’s biggest elongation was probably on Friday, so it could be found on the horizon today. With binoculars from the living room window, I stared at the southwestern horizon, and from there, a bright spot immediately grabbed the binoculars. I made sure it was indeed Mercury using the GoSkyWatch app on the iPad. My wife and 7-year-old son also made the planet visible through binoculars. I myself saw Mercury for the first time only 7 years ago, in the year my son was born. Now he experienced the same at a very young age compared to us :) After looking through ...

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