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At least 5 lightning strikes seen

16.10.2022 at 20.30 - 23.00 - Laitila (IV)
Pirjo Koski, Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

I made the coffee in the evening and thought to check the couple of funny lightnings from the yard, which might be coming from the Swedish side in the rainy area that came to us. My husband and I were sitting on the porch, listening to the rain, when it flashed really well and was followed by a rumbling sound. Then the flash radars of cell phones woke up. It took about two seconds and the goods were piled up and so were the people. We first went for a drive to survey the situation a bit, it flashed nicely in the direction of Pori. Next, lightning on the Turku side started. Ohhh. The rain was t...

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Quiet aurora arc

8.10.2022 at 21.19 - 22.15 - Laitila (II)
Juha Ojanperä, Vesa Puistovaara, Riku Poskiparta, Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

On the night of 8/9/10/2022, we observed a modest Northern Lights show. Low on the northern horizon, an aurora borealis could be seen from time to time, which tried to activate several times, but just didn't go away. The northern lights were like "to be or not to be", sometimes the arc was visible, and sometimes it disappeared from view. A bright, almost full moon illuminated the night landscape. Swans were squawking somewhere far away. There was also the whispering of a scoundrel from somewhere far away. In any case, the atmosphere was great, even though the northern lights remained muted...

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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...

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Starscape image

28.1.2022 at 21.40 - 23.00 - Laitila (IV)
Juha Ojanperä, Riku Poskiparta, Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

Retki talviseen metsään laavulle makkaraa paistamaan ja tähtitaivasta ihailemaan. Yö oli ihmeellinen ja täysin tyyni. Tähtitaivas oli hurjan upea ja pimeä, talvinen Linnunrata näkyi, myös eläinratavalo kajasti jo länsihorisontissa. Tässä muutama tunnelmakuva yöstä. Kuvat 1-3: Juha OjanperäKuva 4: Pirjo Koski

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Zodiacal light

28.1.2022 at 19.30 - 20.15 - Laitila (III)
Pirjo Koski, Juha Ojanperä, Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

The group set out on a trip to the wilderness to spot the zodiac light and this mission was quite successful. Huge difference in light pollution of observation sites, normal Laitila-Pyhäranta vs. Toma. Toma took the victory in the dark. The story of the evening in its entirety came to Heaven on the girl’s site, i.e. here

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Glory from the ground

27.12.2021 at 14.24 - Laitila (V)
Riku Poskiparta, Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

I was coming to the dentist when I noticed a wonderfully rising mist. I already knew the scenery was really stunning, so I decided to pick up my wife's home quickly, even if I could see surface halves ... And you could see them. The halo was insanely bright and had a clear perimeter structure. #bonga100 pictures 1 and 3 Pirjo Koski picture 2 Riku Poskiparta

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Starscape image

13.10.2021 at 20.51 - Laitila (III)
Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

We went with the hostess once again for an evening ride, this time to Laitila Black Lake. We stepped onto the beach to see how the Milky Way would look right. Well, it was visible. My wife already had camera stacks with me by the beach, but I still have it in the car, so the tripod ... the camera is always in my pocket. quickly get a tripod from the car that just didn’t have time for the scenery to change, didn’t have time and grabbed the best picture I’ve ever taken on my cell phone.

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Rocket-related clouds

9.9.2021 at 23.11 - 23.19 - Pyhäranta (V)
Pirjo Koski, Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

We were admiring and photographing the Milky Way in Pyhäranta, Rohdais, when in the middle of everything we saw behind us our backs a strange, dazzling silver-bluish light phenomenon in the northeast, which brightened in our eyes. The phenomenon was absolutely insanely bright and very strange looking. At this point I cursed the long exposure of the Milky Way and the 30s have never felt as long as now ... The phenomenon ran low on a really hard ride from us to the northeast to the northwest and eventually disappeared beyond the light sea and forest border of Rauma. The first thought was when I ...

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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

14.8.2021 at 22.40 - 03.30 - Laitila (IV)
Juha Ojanperä, Riku Poskiparta, Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

Epic night thunderstorms observed in Laitila. Thunder cells traveled both west and east, but none came on or even very close. The rumble was heard only a few times, so most of the thunderstorms were far away, so we mostly observed kalevant fire and lightning bolts. The flicker began in the evening before eleven and continued until at least four in the morning. A few showers were also obtained during the night, but for the most part we avoided getting wet. Pirjo commented on the observation trip: "The atmosphere is indescribably wonderful, it feels like a zombie, the bags are a model of South A...

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Pääsateenkaari

14.8.2021 at 20.55 - 21.20 - Laitila (IV)
Juha Ojanperä, Riku Poskiparta, Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

A beautiful piece of the rainbow was spotted with Pirjo and Riku in Laitila on the evening of August 14, 2021. Pictures 1-4: Juha Ojanperä Figure 5: Riku Cheekbeard

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Hyvin heikkoja yöpilviä

23.7.2021 at 01.00 - 01.35 - Uusikaupunki (I)
Juha Ojanperä, Riku Poskiparta, Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

A very small, dim and modest night cloud play was shown at night on July 22/23, 2021. In the form of mainly gauze and belts. The almost full Moon hung in the shallow southern sky with Jupiter and Saturn. The observation site is Kallela's slave station in Kalanti, Uusikaupunki, the residents of the stable kept company for the night owls :) Photos: 1-2: Juha Ojanperä Pictures 3-4: Pirjo Koski

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Landscape image of a planet

23.7.2021 at 01.00 - 01.35 - Uusikaupunki (IV)
Juha Ojanperä, Riku Poskiparta, Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

The moon hung in the low southern sky with Jupiter and Saturn on the night of July 22/23, 2021. At the same time, dim night clouds appeared in the northern sky. The observation point was the Kallela stallion station in Kalanti, Uusikaupunki, the residents of the station kept an eye on the night owls! Photos 1: Juha Ojanperä Figure 2-3: Pirjo Koski

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Quiet aurora arc

2.3.2021 at 23.29 - Pyhäranta (II)
Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

My wife and I were on repo when I noticed with a sideways eye, something strange. I exclaimed, what the hell is that? My wife shouted: it's Steve, it's Steve. The race behind the camera began. My wife photographed with a sage who was already ready with the tripod. My camera was still in my pocket (Honor 30). I fluttered as fast as I could on the stand of my cell phone and I did very well in the cell phone rap. By this point, my wife had already had time to make noises for other enthusiasts as well.

Starscape image

2.3.2021 at 21.26 - Pyhäranta (IV)
Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

Cell phone experiments continue ... This time as a victim of an orion.

Zodiacal light

2.3.2021 at 20.59 - Pyhäranta (III)
Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

I tried my dog can get the zodiac light described on the mobile phone, apparently able?

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Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

25.8.2020 at 13.21 - 14.24 - Laitila (V)
Pirjo Koski, Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

I followed the radar rain area, which blushed at a good pace. We decided to go with the man to see the situation from the field. A single glance assured that as soon as it rained, the foot of the rain grew in my eyes. We drove to the cradle when the rumble started. It was a low growl, but nothing was visible from the rain. A few clouds of lightning flashed and the rainy area reached the barn. The rain hit the tin roof with force and the bunker-like barn echoed properly as the thunder roared outside. The rain stopped just as suddenly as it started. We watched the clouds disintegrate and then a ...

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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

23.8.2020 at 23.00 - 03.30 - Uusikaupunki (V)
Pirjo Koski, Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

The flashes were a little too far this time, but nonetheless it was a sick handsome trip! My husband threw the trip into "frouva's possession", meaning the credit was stiff (caused a slight panic). Those all did, yes, but ... but that thunder. That's the main performer. The Sámi chain that eventually stayed louder than expected and eventually the thunderous area visible to us shrank as it asked before the end of the world. (There was even a rumble at the beginning and it promised more than what the end result was.) We packed the stuff and following the thunderstorm map we headed for th...

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Milky way

14.8.2020 at 00.05 - 04.00 - Pyhäranta (V)
Pirjo Koski, Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat

A night of asses and moderately bright = an impossible equation that came true ... We packed the cameras, lunch, games and tricks in the car and drove with my husband to Pyhäranta to spot asses. A few Kehveli may have been left in the cell, but identification help from the watchdog is needed :) Some of the streaks are definitely satellites again. We saw a few handsome fireballs, - absolutely awesome! It came as a covertly controlled morning at four, but it was worth the fireballs as it whipped this from this sky.

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Several halo forms

3.7.2019 at 11.42 - 12.14 - Laitila (II)
Pirjo Koski, Riku Poskiparta, Tampereen Ursa

There was a noise. I rushed into the yard. It all started with the innocent 22 and the top side. It was the best halo play for me! There was a slightly twisted circle in the yard ... The watch is handed over by ticking and phenomenon inspections. . EDIT: added panorama

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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

30.7.2018 at 16.33 - 19.15 - Laitila (V)
Pirjo Koski, Riku Poskiparta, Tampereen Ursa

Went to the chase in the gang. Already during the day a nice thunderstorm began to form, but it took the rites and headed north. There were a few disappointed expressions, but in the afternoon it seemed to be set in motion. It was worth it. No daytime flashes (: D) were obtained for the cell, but a magnificent set was seen. Lightning struck here and there, the streets flooded in Rauma. There was not much water in Laitila. This summer has now seen such magnificent lightning bolts and in abundance more than years, now there is such a lightning record in itself that one must be satisfied. This ti...

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Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 29.11.2022 klo 9.40.