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Lunar rainbow

9.10.2022 at 00.40 - 02.05 - Kajaani, Vuolijoki (II)
Teemu Mikkonen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The purpose was to photograph the northern lights, we could see them too, although the clouds seemed to come in front already in the early evening. On the other hand, the clouds rising high in the light of the almost full moon were also great to watch. The next morning I started working on a timelapse video of the night's events. The cloud rafts had apparently become wider overnight. While creating the video, I saw a special flash as one of the cloud rafts rolled past. I continued to rewind the video and soon in front of the clouds I glimpsed a shape that looked like an arch. I scrolled ba...

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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon

8.10.2022 at 21.37 - Kajaani, Vuolijoki (III)
Teemu Mikkonen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

A bright fireball had hit the picture on Saturday evening.

Rocket-related clouds

9.9.2021 at 23.06 - Kajaani, Vuolijoki (V)
Teemu Mikkonen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

There was a rush to dig into the camera backpack in the parking lot of the scene when I saw something brightening in the pitch black sky. I had dreamed that sometimes I would be able to see live the launch of a rocket at this very stage. Didn't have to go far from home. #raketti

Aurora rays

7.8.2021 at 01.19 - Kajaani, Vuolijoki (II)
Teemu Mikkonen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I filmed a timelaps video in the hope of illuminating night clouds and possibly northern lights. Both seem to appear, albeit extremely dimly. All images have been treated harshly.

Images: 4 pcs

Active aurora band

31.8.2020 at 22.50 - Kajaani, Vuolijoki (III)
Teemu Mikkonen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

August ended with nice northern lights on the shores of Lake Oulujärvi. For a long time, something other than green stood out to the naked eye. Youtube timelaps video all night:

Images: 3 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 4.12.2022 klo 4.50.