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All-sky aurora

14.3.2018 at 21.00 - 23.50 - Kuusamo, Käylä (V)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I watched the northern lights all evening. In the early evening weak arch, rays and gauze. After 11 p.m., a belt rose across the sky that developed into a spectacular northern lights. The finest I've seen. Edit. I added a few Korona pictures.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 6 pcs

All-sky aurora

18.3.2018 at 20.32 - 00.01 - Kuusamo,Käylä (V)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Absolutely amazing set last night. In the early evening there was even a bluer color when it was not completely dark yet. The white balance was rather blue at 3200K. I let another camera shoot the timelapse all night for 3.5 hours at 1300 shots. Corona was also served 2 times. Just as I finished filming so miraculously fast spots jumped and flashed along and across the sky. I don't remember seeing it before. This winter's best if not the best table setting. Link to youtube all night for a kid https://youtu.be/X1NkzGROI8c

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 7 pcs

All-sky aurora

10.9.2018 at 22.00 - 00.30 - Kuusamo, Käylä (V)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Even before ten, the northern lights rose from west to east as an arc / belt over the zenith. I left for the beach and the arch was also visible to the north and the rays. At 10:43 p.m., corona lights developed in the belt passing over the zenith, which was a handsome revelation. After that, the sky was full if some looking shape and red, purple and even yellow were visible to the eye. The best set for this fall. The clouds began to increase and the gauze was full of sky, even in the southern sky an arc was visible through the clouds. At the same time, shortly before midnight, the disco lights...

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

All-sky aurora

7.10.2018 at 19.30 - 22.30 - Kuusamo, Käylä (V)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

We got to watch the northern lights with the children that started to appear from the already bluish sky. There were several arches and they sank well towards the southern sky. Then at 20.38 the southernmost arc was activated at a rapid pace and I told the children that the point would be seen as a Corona, and after a few minutes it exploded into the sky! The kids were enchanted when they first saw some great play. I later left for another screen to shoot for a beach that was really spectacular and covered the entire sky all the way to the southern horizon. The sky was full of green gauze and ...

Images: 8 pcs

All-sky aurora

28.2.2019 at 21.00 - 23.15 - Kuusamo, Käylä (V)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Very spectacular northern lights were visible throughout the evening, at their best visible throughout the region of the sky and in the corona phase very brightly. Almost all the shapes were visible but the sar-arc did not stand out. Link to youtube with a timelapse snippet of a half hour session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbE4Fj5f_LU

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

All-sky aurora

25.9.2020 at 22.30 - 02.12 - Kuusamo, Käylä (V)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Yesterday was for itself this fall’s finest northern lights show. At first I was on the shore of Lake Kallunkijärvi filming the dimmer arc in the north and a little activation took place. Later, I watched the events of heaven in my backyard. At times the arc was north-south and otherwise the fire was well visible on the south side as well. From the west attacked a red-edged belt that spun a fine crown a couple of times above it! The colors were nicely visible to the naked eye. My son followed the situation with me at night and was enchanted. The last picture is a short clip of a timelapse.

Images: 8 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

19.8.2022 at 19.30 - 00.00 - Kuusamo,Käylä (V)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I don't remember such a great lightning day ever as it was today. After the afternoon thunder, the rumbling continued until the morning and beyond, but I had to go to bed. A few successful frames from a memorable day.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Maan varjo

1.11.2017 at 15.56 - Kuusamo, Konttainen (V)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The handsome and most colorful umbrella of this early winter and I got to photograph a good place. I got the Konttaisenaraara in the same picture. It was a great sight!

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Half-sky auroras

27.3.2017 at 22.25 - Kuusamo (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

At the end of the evening, I went to see if there was anything visible in the sky. A small flurry was noticeable. A good end to the day when the morning started with an umbrella, the morning with clouds of color, in the afternoon 22´ halo ring and side sun and still northern lights finally.

Images: 6 pcs

Half-sky auroras

1.4.2017 at 23.20 - Kuusamo (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Again late at night I was able to follow the repos.

Images: 5 pcs

Half-sky auroras

7.11.2017 at 17.39 - 19.55 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The sky became clearer and northern lights were expected. I filmed the third hour during the evening. At times, the show was half the size of the sky and colorful. Edit. Time-lapse evening heat: https://youtu.be/MIA_jCFoeR4

Images: 7 pcs

Half-sky auroras

19.2.2018 at 20.50 - 21.02 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Today was a handsome fire in the sky! Worth on call. The best moment in the evening was evening on both sides of 9 p.m. Edit. I tried to make a gif animation from the Northern Lights and added it

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Half-sky auroras

22.2.2018 at 21.03 - 23.30 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The northern lights season at its best, many evenings had to be watched. Nor did tonight’s performances leave it cold, even though it was -20 from the frost.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Half-sky auroras

15.3.2018 at 20.15 - 22.46 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Yesterday you will come again to the great heavens! The corona lights also appeared for a moment in the first large-scale show. Then came the long backwater phase and I went home and in the evening with another lens I photographed as the laziness continued.

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

22.3.2018 at 21.30 - 01.10 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I watched the handsome northern lights during the evening and night. The corona was bright and colorful again. At times absolutely awesome !!

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Half-sky auroras

10.4.2018 at 23.22 - 00.05 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I followed the northern lights as soon as it started to get dark. The first show started at 11.20pm and the second just before midnight. It was quieter after that and I couldn’t control it. Gif of the best moment.

Images: 4 pcs

Half-sky auroras

17.9.2018 at 21.39 - 21.55 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I quickly went to the beach to take a look at the northern lights situation. The lights had already ignited and I took a few pictures. Some clouds but quite visible.

Images: 5 pcs

Half-sky auroras

24.1.2019 at 19.58 - 20.27 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I followed the northern lights along in the evening and shortly before eight it started to happen. The arch brightened and after a while there were several arches. At times, at the bottom of the northernmost arc, a hint of red was visible. The arch rose high and the rays rose comfortably from both sides and finally the arc turned into a more lively belt and began to dim a little quietly. The fires still stayed in the sky but I got filmed for a long time and that was enough for me. Freeze 27.

Images: 6 pcs

Half-sky auroras

1.9.2019 at 22.45 - 00.20 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Conditions were really good for repo use, warm 14 and warm wind. The lights began to appear dimly at 10.45pm when delicate arches passed through the zenith to the east, even on the south side the arch was visible. The screen never brightened. The Milky Way could not be photographed when the fires were in front of it almost all the time. There was also a small corona company, but it was not enough. I followed half to one and had to go to sleep because of the early get up.

Images: 5 pcs

Half-sky auroras

22.1.2020 at 22.17 - 23.22 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The second night in a row when I got to shoot the northern lights. The conditions were arctic, with a strong northerly wind blowing on it with frost. The show was great and quite intense. The corona did not quite ignite but otherwise all the basic forms were visible. I described for a couple of hours and had to go warm.

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

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