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Quiet aurora arc

9.8.2022 at 01.07 - 01.35 - Akaa (II)
Markku Ruonala

Compared to the previous night, these fires were very modest.

Negative observation of missing night shining clouds

9.8.2022 at 01.00 - 01.40 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

While waiting for the northern lights, a negative observation of the night clouds, the conditions for the observation were good.

Clearly visible night shining clouds

8.8.2022 at 00.00 - 02.20 - Akaa (III)
Markku Ruonala

A very small area of night clouds on the northern horizon. As two o'clock approached, more night clouds began to appear near the left side of this area. For the first time this summer, a red color was visible in the night clouds. A nice addition with the amazing northern lights.

Active aurora band

7.8.2022 at 23.30 - 02.20 - Akaa (III)
Markku Ruonala

It was a nice start to the repo season. As I was driving to the observation site, faint aurora borealis could be seen in the sky at around 11:30 p.m. I just had time to finish the equipment and photograph them when the repos disappeared. But they only disappeared for a moment and then there was a proper show and it lasted a long time. In addition to the aurora borealis, the night clouds that were low on the northern horizon were striking the sky. In picture four, in addition to repos and night clouds, there is one Perseid + satellite.

Images: 6 pcs

Starscape image

7.8.2022 at 01.20 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

After the summer, the first modest star picture. At home at the computer, I only noticed how many satellites are in the picture. Yes, there is congestion in near space. It's not easy to get pictures of the Milky Way without these Viiru creators, too bad.

Eye-catching night shining clouds

30.7.2022 at 23.30 - 01.00 - Akaa (V)
Markku Ruonala

Again, the beginning didn't promise much, but the night clouds quickly became dizzyingly bright, there were also some nice shapes in them. It's a shame that the normal clouds blocked the visibility right to the horizon and soon they came to ruin the whole thing. The pictures on the right show interestingly how the night clouds light up the normal clouds.

Images: 2 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

30.7.2022 at 00.00 - 03.30 - Akaa (IV)
Markku Ruonala

The night clouds started to appear after midnight when the lower clouds allowed themselves to recede from the front. Wide-ranging at first, but "basic night clouds" in shape and brightness. Later, a clear and handsome cloud with fine details rose from the northeast, but at the same time the extent decreased as the sun sank lower. I still looked at these in the morning when I was at home, they were really pretty against the very light sky.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Noctilucent clouds visible between clouds

27.7.2022 at 01.15 - 01.25 - Akaa (III)
Markku Ruonala

There were a few belts of very weak night clouds at a height of a couple of degrees in the north. Modest night clouds and so many low clouds that the observation was so short. But it wasn't a negative night either.

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

22.7.2022 at 23.30 - 01.50 - Salo (III)
Markku Ruonala

After the work day, I will decide whether to go or not and if so, where. I decided to leave and Salo was chosen as the destination. Around 22:00 at the local gas station, I still did the final observation spot draw. The cloud situation directed me further west, but due to the bad preparations, I had only looked at one place ready, the Aneriojärvi bird tower. The place was really good, there was enough visibility and I was somewhat protected from the rain on the lower floor of the tower. You had to wait a long time at the tower for the show to start, but then when the flash started it came reas...

Images: 4 pcs

Hyvin heikkoja yöpilviä

22.7.2022 at 00.45 - 01.15 - Akaa (I)
Markku Ruonala

The night clouds were modest and there was a working day ahead, so making the observation was limited to half an hour and one documentary photo (also taken through the window).

Dim night shining clouds

20.7.2022 at 00.10 - 01.45 - Akaa (II)
Markku Ruonala

Right after midnight it looked good, would the beautiful night clouds come again? It didn't come, even before the darkest moment of the night, the night clouds had almost disappeared from the sky.

Hyvin heikkoja yöpilviä

16.7.2022 at 01.00 - Akaa (I)
Markku Ruonala

Very modest were the night clouds tonight, a small area in the northeast. Due to modesty, I left the detection to a few documentary photos.

Bright night shining clouds

15.7.2022 at 01.15 - 03.15 - Urjala (IV)
Markku Ruonala

The best of this summer was on offer and it must have been one of the most interesting night clouds in terms of shapes. Unfortunately, debris clouds greatly interfered with the observation in its early stages. After the first picture, we had to wait more than 1/2 hour for the low clouds to move away from disturbing us. The panoramic image is composed of eight images, the images were taken after two. The last wide-angle photo was taken around three o'clock, when the sky had already clearly lightened.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

One halo form

15.7.2022 at 00.55 - Akaa (I)
Markku Ruonala

A moon pillar could be seen throughout the night.

Comments: 1 pcs

Moon

15.7.2022 at 00.13 - Valkeakoski
Markku Ruonala

A handsome summer moonrise, the moon bridge visible in the picture was created in my opinion by a mirage. So, would another category of phenomenon and mirage be better for perception?

Comments: 1 pcs

Clearly visible night shining clouds

12.7.2022 at 00.00 - 01.45 - Akaa (III)
Markku Ruonala

At midnight I looked out of the window and even then I could clearly see night clouds in the northeastern sky, a few sharply defined bands. I wondered if the first spectacular night clouds of the summer were coming. I fiddled with other things for a while and the next time I looked out the window at 0.45, I was disappointed, there was hardly any progress. I was content to document the so-called on the home shore. Although the night clouds were modest, their shape was interesting, several very thin and sharply defined belts.

Comments: 2 pcs

Primary rainbow

10.7.2022 at 23.00 - Akaa (III)
Markku Ruonala

In the evening, there was suitably deafening rain at sunset.

Images: 2 pcs

Sunset rays

10.7.2022 at 22.30 - Lempäälä (IV)
Markku Ruonala

I don't remember when I've seen such handsome brown rays.

Comments: 2 pcs

Primary rainbow

9.7.2022 at 22.30 - Akaa (IV)
Markku Ruonala

Elsewhere in the south, water statues, lightning, cumulus clouds, mammoths... they were not visible in the corners of the house, but a handsome rainbow nonetheless.

Dim night shining clouds

9.7.2022 at 01.00 - 01.45 - Akaa (II)
Markku Ruonala

Night clouds for the third night in a row, the plays have been fading a bit. These were visible between the north and northeast. The spotter is also starting to run out of traction due to monitoring, so I stopped spotting shortly after the darkest moment of the night.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 15.8.2022 klo 00.08.