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Half-sky auroras

4.9.2022 at 22.15 - 02.15 - Laitila (IV)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

All in all, a very special evening. Repossetti started already after 22:00 and was quite active. The first act came from a still partially clear sky. The most special thing about the evening were the pulsating northern lights and their frequency. The splashes appeared evenly throughout the play, but during the active period they were more clearly visible and moved faster. Later in the night, around 00:30-01:30, the heartbeat was at its most obvious, and it was combined with an exciting-looking, pink area in the repos. When the arc activated and the substorm started, a faint, emitted purple/pin...

Images: 7 pcs

Airglow clearly visible

24.8.2022 at 23.49 - 00.30 - Laitila (IV)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

Immortalizing the Milky Way, a spectacular airglow visible to the naked eye was visible on the waves.

Lightning photo

19.8.2022 at 00.00 - 05.00 - Laitila (V)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

I started Chase from Pyhäranta, where the clouds prevented the recording of the thundercloud at sea. The radar revealed a small but heavy raining and lightning area coming from the south, which I was driving towards. The lightning was fierce and seven lightning bolts were currently striking at one time. The lightning area spread quickly after reaching the mainland. Edit. I added, for example, a picture of a lightning strike on a target.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 12 pcs

Lightning photo

18.8.2022 at 12.00 - 13.30 - Laitila (I)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

When Myter came to the village, it hurt and happened. It was a violent thunder. The lightning also lit a fire there before my eyes. Nothing but a call to the cage. I had to pass out because the fire gases from the burning building spread over the area. Quite an eventful trip.

Images: 5 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

17.8.2022 at 03.00 - 07.00 - Laitila (V)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

Morning thunder raged in Laitila. It started on the western side of the sea at three in the morning. From there, the system progressed in such a way that when the thunder from the west finally moved to Pori, a terrible wave started to move from the south and at the same time lightning started to flash again, it was a really fast storm. The raining and thundering area was small in the morning, but very peppery and it actually flashed when it came to a break. I think I saw an anvil crawler, you see these less often. I dared to check it. I got quite close a couple of times and there are a couple ...

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

13.8.2022 at 02.00 - Pyhäranta (V)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

Johan was the last twist to the perseid night! Rocket launch! An unbelievably bright plume sped across the sky, traveling from south to north. It was another experience, the third rocket launch I've seen, always as otherworldly looking! The pictures could be better, but luckily I managed to get at least some semblance of a document and I didn't freeze. #raketti: Falcon 9

Images: 2 pcs

Perseids

13.8.2022 at 00.21 - Pyhäranta (III)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

On the Perseid night, one guy grabbed the horizontal photos after all!

Perseids

11.8.2022 at 01.08 - Laitila
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

We went on a fireball hunt with a friend in a neighboring village. After a little over one, three fireballs were seen pretty much one after the other, luckily the most beautiful of them stayed on the cell and caused a small-scale calabalik with the upper femmes in the dark Lausti. The warm summer night in the rye field went well, there was a lot to see. Jupiter, illuminating night clouds and the best possible company. That's what gentle August nights are made of.

Clearly visible night shining clouds

8.8.2022 at 01.30 - Laitila (III)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

Along with the roasting, I had to replace the slightly zoomed stirrer on the spout. An illuminating night cloud stood out handsomely on the horizon and the repos danced around it. I finally got this picture, it's been six years since the last one.

Active aurora band

7.8.2022 at 23.27 - 03.00 - Laitila (III)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

It was even a great start to the season! Even before midnight, repo rays lit up the blue sky to the east. Since he could not bear to wait for the almost emotional one, he set his start in a very chilling motion. The aurora borealis and the rays were easily visible, especially the rays on the eastern side of the belt were really distinct. To the east, among the normal belt, there was again an emitted, reddish plume. Purple and red could also be seen with the eyes. It's an amazing experience to be filming repos in the middle of grain fields at +17 degrees. It took until half past three until...

Images: 7 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

9.7.2022 at 13.00 - 19.00 - Laitila (V)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

Sissos, what a trip. The events started as early as one o'clock, when a distant rumble was carried to Laitila. We left in good time with my husband against the thunder. The lightning was really difficult to capture, the walls of rain made photographing the lightning difficult all the time. The tornado cloud was quite a king, otherwise it formed quickly, not to mention the mammatus after the hailstorm - so there were all the mammatus in the sky! We walked around the open fields with our chins on our knees and wondered aloud. The rapid flow was again a weird experience, as was photographing ...

Images: 8 pcs

Lightning photo

5.7.2022 at 01.14 - 06.00 - Laitila (V)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

In the evening, it started to look like there would be a chance for night lightning. I went to check the situation. Immediately after shaking hands, my eyes were caught by a handsome thunder cloud in the southeast direction. I started to monitor its movements when I saw night clouds lighting up with my side eye.... I got a picture of the nightingales + a distant raven, yahhuu! Cells started to form at one o'clock in the morning, and while watching the night clouds with a side eye, the cloud on the southeast side started to flicker. At the same time, a band of clouds started flickering, whi...

Images: 6 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

29.6.2022 at 12.57 - 19.30 - Laitila (V)
Pirjo Koski, Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

Good lord what a day here on the west coast. The Chase was already started at one o'clock in the day, when the first cells were activated while passing by Laitila. Then it continued well into the evening. Cells lit up and died, and that rumbling all day long in the background was a completely unconscious thing to hear. During the day, we also saw wonderful anvils and rain walls. Because they drive, with which the back pocket gives up, so our legion had to settle for the neighbor's barn again, thanks to the state and gas prices. The poor squat! Well, it turned out to be very close to ho...

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Dim night shining clouds

27.6.2022 at 02.00 - 02.45 - Laitila (II)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

I only noticed the visible night clouds shortly before two. I decided for a moment whether to go to sleep or dive into the Finnish summer night. The latter option won. Not a very bright set, but quite well visible. Afterward, the bumps appeared a little more visible when developing the photos. The summer night was really bright, on the other hand, these are great nights to be on the move. The summer night in Finland has its own atmosphere that you just have to go and experience :) Yes, and a billion ethuntraseitenviis mosquitoes that everyone also got to experience at the same time. You can ac...

Images: 3 pcs

Crepuscular rays

26.6.2022 at 00.53 - 01.20 - Uusikaupunki (V)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

I went to Kallela in Kalanni to photograph the impressive shadow of the earth. The idea was to compose the horses plus the shadow of the earth in the same picture, but this time I came home with a different horse, luckily the horses were another realized element in the pictures. It's not the first time that the phenomenon being photographed changes to another on the fly. It was almost necessary to try to fit the handsome twilight rays into the same picture with the four-legged ones. The rays were really impressive. I remember that in 2017 there were similar red rays reaching far to the wes...

Images: 2 pcs

Dim night shining clouds

20.6.2022 at 23.49 - 02.30 - Laitila (II)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

It started moving from the east and the zenith before midnight. These night clouds seemed a little “lighter” than the night clouds in early summer in general. These did not shine so brightly, but there were nights in every direction of the air. Very nice show. And true, as the night progressed, the shapes and glorifications in the sky changed quite frequently and were everywhere. Again, a tense, cluster-like night cloud shape appeared. I immediately looked at the radars of the rain and cloud areas on the spot, and I did not detect the usual cloud fiber or rain area on the radar in the directio...

Images: 8 pcs

Pollen corona

15.6.2022 at 22.30 - 23.00 - Uusikaupunki (V)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

We drove home from Kuuanvuori with the horn of plenty. Images accumulated on the card from many different phenomena. Button trip! The pollen ring of the pine tree in the sun was already visible "driving with the naked eye" handsome. Even more handsome, however, was promised at sunset. It was worth all the climbing once again. Let's go to the Moon Mountain in Kalanti if you're shouting.

Images: 2 pcs

Clearly visible night shining clouds

14.6.2022 at 23.55 - 02.30 - Laitila (III)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

The perfect, 8/8 sky-covered illuminating night clouds began to appear before midnight, signed but misinterpreted them as abandonment. Gauze, belts and waves were visible throughout the night. We were on a hike with my spouse to the top of Moon Mountain in Kalann, with the intention of photographing the rise of the moon as the nightingales bounced to "disturb" the descriptions of the rising moon. Their extent in the sky caused a slight confusion. Top The nightclubs were in small areas (except in the eastern direction which was a night cloud covered by a ferry ..) and in one of the lands in the...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Hyvin heikkoja yöpilviä

7.6.2022 at 01.00 - 01.30 - Laitila (I)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

Worth lurking, the night cloud season is open!

Starscape image

25.5.2022 at 00.36 - 01.23 - Laitila (I)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

Last night on the run, attention was drawn to the bright, bluish fibers in the sky. Some were immediately revealed to be cirrus-type clouds, but a few "skraidu" were left wondering if there could already be night clouds already at that altitude? Main pictures taken in a northeast direction and others in a northwest direction. Quite shockingly difficult to make visible in the pictures. The clouds remained in place except for one observation period.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 24.9.2022 klo 22.20.