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Perseids

13.8.2022 at 01.00 - Kuusamo
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A tiny camera captured this one shooting star, probably related to the Perseid maximum. Little by little, the nights are getting darker here in the north as well.

Primary rainbow

10.7.2022 at 21.50 - Kuusamo (IV)
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An eastern thunderstorm front created the setting for this handsome rainbow. Outside, you could see a glimpse of another arch.

Primary rainbow

23.6.2022 at 00.14 - Kuusamo (II)
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This colorful light phenomenon was visible in the southeast direction, probably a piece of the rainbow.

Primary rainbow

10.6.2022 at 01.07 - Kuusamo (II)
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After midnight, the northern sky 'flared' in shades of red with dark clouds, and to the south saw a couple of fading stretches of rainbow. The nightless night begins at this altitude.

Images: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

27.3.2022 at 22.30 - Kuusamo (IV)
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Extremely strong northern lights filled more than half of the sky. There were many shades and shapes. The frost tightened to almost 20 degrees. The clock was still in winter time.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 8 pcs

Half-sky auroras

26.3.2022 at 21.45 - Kuusamo (IV)
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The green repos covered almost the entire sky. Comedy to watch.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

22.3.2022 at 21.40 - Kuusamo (II)
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As yesterday, the northern lights were visible tonight, now in the form of an arc. There was a reddish arch to the northeast.

Aurora rays

21.3.2022 at 22.55 - Kuusamo (III)
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The northern lights were mocking on the northern horizon and sometimes a little higher than the organ age.

Starry sky image

21.3.2022 at 22.10 - Kuusamo (IV)
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The constellation of the swan was nicely visible above the forest and later colored among the 'Northern Lights organ'. I took a single exposure before the Northern Lights play.

All-sky aurora

13.3.2022 at 20.30 - Kuusamo (IV)
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The northern lights of the whole sky began from the south and were brightest in the northeast. Great to watch.

Images: 4 pcs

Quiet aurora band

21.2.2022 at 19.30 - Kuusamo (II)
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With longer exposure and monitoring, the Milky Way came out better than the northern lights belt, which was dim to the eye.

Half-sky auroras

12.2.2022 at 21.00 - Kuusamo (IV)
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In the early evening there were bright northern lights and a little corona, but then they dimmed. I photographed a couple of panoramas to see.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Light pillars

3.2.2022 at 19.30 - Kuusamo (II)
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Light pillars reached heights in light frosty snow.

Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

3.2.2022 at 19.20 - Kuusamo (III)
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The frost intensified during the evening and the northern lights shone in the north behind a thin cloud curtain.

Several halo forms

3.2.2022 at 12.30 - Kuusamo (II)
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Nice winter frost with sun.

All-sky aurora

25.1.2022 at 19.00 - Kuusamo (IV)
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In the early evening there were colorful repos almost all over the sky and quietly they then faded.

Images: 3 pcs

Pearl clouds

25.1.2022 at 16.00 - Kuusamo (V)
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Pearl clouds adorned the sky to the south as the sun set. In the second picture, a closer look at the clouds. The afternoon was otherwise particularly toned.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Venus

22.1.2022 at 08.50 - Kuusamo (III)
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The sickle-shaped Venus rose from the southeast at dawn.

Images: 2 pcs

Aurora rays

3.1.2022 at 23.00 - Kuusamo (III)
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The weather on Monday night was clear and the northern lights were blowing into the northern sky.

Landscape image of a planet

26.12.2021 at 15.20 - Kuusamo (III)
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Jupiter, Saturn and Venus in a composite image. I did not suddenly distinguish Saturn (in the middle of the picture, above the trees) with the naked eye, although I found it in the pictures. The brown after the sunset tempted me to take pictures of the interior, and an old camera hurt my hand, so dirt on the window and lens came to the fore. But the afternoon was great to watch.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 14.8.2022 klo 23.52.