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Several halo forms

21.9.2022 at 14.52 - 15.21 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi, Käylä (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Hello from a long time. Photo 1 From Ruka, I left work a moment before and photo 2 from home in Käylä half an hour later.

Images: 2 pcs

Aurora rays

20.9.2022 at 22.22 - 23.01 - Kuusamo, Käylä (III)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

After a long time, a clear evening and I went to the beach for a while in the hope of the northern lights. Already when I got there, I noticed a pale line between the northern lights arc and the Milky Way. In the pictures, the arc was red. Sometimes it was a red-white beam, but it never reached the zenith. I suspected Steve or the Sar arc. Otherwise, the northern lights were dim, but there were many rays and they were brighter.

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

8.9.2022 at 22.16 - 00.04 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I went to the beach to take photos in case the northern lights were visible. After looking at the dim arc in the far north for a while, I noticed a faint line above me. I immediately thought that steve? It was visible for about 10-15 minutes. The sunny side was still quite bright, but something stood out from there. Edit. We went to the beach with my wife when we noticed bright lights in the sky at home. Fast and and about half the size of the sky warps dance for about 15 minutes. It was a great show.

Images: 8 pcs

Earth's shadow

8.9.2022 at 20.10 - Kuusamo, Käylä (III)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I photographed the colorful ground shadow/counter-brown combination with a drone from a height of approx. 100m when I didn't dare to go further to photograph.

Quiet aurora band

29.8.2022 at 23.42 - 23.54 - Kuusamo, Käylä (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I went to the beach to watch the northern lights, which appeared for about half an hour. A calm belt and rays are visible.

Images: 3 pcs

Anticrepuscular rays

26.8.2022 at 21.05 - Kuusamo, Juuma (III)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

We went on a cabin trip with the family to troll and photograph the sunset on the lake. Very nice twilight rays were visible with the earth's shadow for a while. The sun didn't look half bad, bonus photo.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Fogbow

25.8.2022 at 06.36 - Kuusamo, Käylä (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

When I left for work in the morning, I could see some arc of fog on the rapids of Käylä. It was only 5 degrees. It was difficult to drive in places because of the fog.

Rare halos

24.8.2022 at 11.47 - 12.00 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

A spectacular halo set had appeared in the sky during lunchtime at work! Wegener can also be found.

Images: 8 pcs

Hyvin heikkoja yöpilviä

23.8.2022 at 23.48 - 00.05 - Kuusamo, Käylä (I)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I went night cloud hunting again. A beautiful crescent moon shone from behind the lake, but the night clouds had withered into thin belts. We'll see if they can still be seen after this.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Several halo forms

23.8.2022 at 08.12 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Driving to work in the morning, I noticed the right side of the sun, I didn't stay to photograph it, but while working I noticed a very nice 22' tire on the nose of the lift pole.

Clearly visible night shining clouds

22.8.2022 at 23.22 - Kuusamo, Käylä (III)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Night clouds can be seen tonight as well. I quickly went to the shore of Lake Kallunkijärvi to check the situation. Brighter again than yesterday, but in a rather small area towards the north.

Comments: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

21.8.2022 at 23.54 - Kuusamo, Juuma (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

While the night clouds were on duty, an aurora borealis appeared for a while, just visible to the eyes, a pretty moon bridge made it into the same picture.

Hyvin heikkoja yöpilviä

21.8.2022 at 23.15 - 00.07 - Kuusamo, Juuma (I)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I was on duty at the cabin due to night clouds and the clouds appeared really weak and in a smaller area than the night before. But pretty much the same time window though. Clouds were visible in the northeast and northwest direction.

Images: 4 pcs

Anticrepuscular rays

21.8.2022 at 21.19 - Kuusamo, Juuma (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

After the sun went down, I noticed a faint fan of twilight. It would have been a nice revelation if it had brightened up a bit, but not this time.

Bright night shining clouds

21.8.2022 at 00.00 - 00.07 - Kuusamo, Juuma (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The first illuminating night clouds of this summer have been seen. They were handsome and the temperature was close to 20 degrees and humid. It's just nice to see them when the season here is short. The aurora borealis was also visible at times.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

Quiet aurora band

20.8.2022 at 23.45 - 00.07 - Kuusamo, Juuma (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Opening of the northern lights season in Juma. I was photographing night clouds when the repos appeared in the pictures. Here it goes again.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 2 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

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

19.8.2022 at 14.30 - 15.00 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Today was the most thunderous day of the summer for me. I was at work, but we went by car over the fell to watch lightning. While driving home from work, Storm damage was visible along the 5th road at the Juuma fork and on Juumantie, where a huge amount of trees had fallen a moment earlier. The fire department cleared the roads. Many trees had fallen in the same direction. It must have been a strong rush that brought down the trees. A gust of wind had suddenly risen at the Juuma measurement point, but no felled trees were visible there, but the worse damage was approx. 10 km away. It also rain...

Images: 6 pcs

Crepuscular rays

16.8.2022 at 22.23 - Kuusamo, Käylä (III)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I went to the beach to follow a possible thunderstorm that started to solidify before arriving at our corners. I followed the colors of the sunset, which were great, and a single twilight ray was visible for ten minutes in the sky.

Primary rainbow

12.8.2022 at 18.07 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (III)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

While I was at work, I could see pretty Rainbows and some rays from the clouds in between the rain showers. Interferences were easily visible just before the arcs faded.

Images: 3 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 1.10.2022 klo 4.52.