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Active aurora band

23.10.2022 at 22.30 - 23.45 - Vaasa (III)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

The rather bright and active northern lights were visible even in urban conditions.

Images: 3 pcs

Other storm phenomenon

16.8.2022 at 21.30 - 21.45 - Vaasa (IV)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Ukkosen jälkeen mammatuspilviä. Kuin "Ukko ylijumalan"  varpaat olisivat tulleet pilvestä esiin hänen viskellessään salamoita Karperönjärveen.... voisi vilkkaan mielikuvituksen omaava todeta kuvasta

Images: 5 pcs

Active aurora band

13.3.2022 at 20.30 - 21.30 - Vaasa (III)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Bright northern lights that calm down into permanent arches. The lights of the city disturbed the sight of the northern lights and there was fog in the eastern sky.

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

17.4.2021 at 23.55 - 00.40 - Vaasa, Strömsö (II)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

A rather calm arc of northern lights, which was activated for a moment at about 23.55 and 18.4. n 00.40. The first picture taken at about 11.55pm (camera clock in winter time) shows a starburst. Maybe Lyridi?

Images: 7 pcs

Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

22.11.2020 at 22.30 - 23.00 - Vaasa (II)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

The most active phase was around 10.30pm when the movement was clearly visible and the brightness was moderately high. The pictures were taken later when I got the camera on a tripod. After 11 p.m., northern lights began to cover behind the clouds.

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Total lunar eclipse

21.1.2019 at 07.00 - 08.00 - Vaasa (IV)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

The observation climate was pretty good. At times the clouds came to the front and the light pollution disturbed me somewhat. The moon looked great in its red color. Some of the picture came from the balcony before going to work.

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

29.7.2018 at 21.00 - 01.15 - Vaasa
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Strong thunderstorms swept Vaasa yi July 29-July 30. several times. The first thunderstorm cell was born somewhere in the Jurva region and the following came almost along the shoreline from the southern Gulf of Bothnia / Bothnian Sea. The nature play lasted several hours in the early evening, almost coming at 02:00 at night. For the last couple of hours, it was great to watch the thunderstorm at sea in almost darkness. Lightning struck frequently, at best several lightnings at once. Very strong and spectacular and very long-lasting thunderstorm, such as is often experienced in the Vaasa region...

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Half-sky auroras

13.10.2016 at 21.50 - Vaasa (IV)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Northern lights admiring the backyard with a spouse. The first play started before 8 pm, at about 7.30 pm and lasted about 15 minutes. The next time the northern lights show started at about 21.45. Then I finally had to get the camera - and even then the tripod ;-) That's why the pictures are mostly documentary, because some of the pictures were shaken. Most of the pictures are from the home stairs. One of the cell phone pictures is included here, the rest are taken with a SLR camera.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Light pillars

4.1.2016 at 19.55 - Vaasa (II)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Images of fading artificial light columns only

Images: 2 pcs

A fireball at night, brigter than the venus

14.12.2015 at 21.44 - Vaasa (III)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

The bright fireball disintegrated into several parts (greenish) below the tree tops in a northwesterly direction. The bright wad gripped the image, but unfortunately the decay remained outside the screen. Great northern lights, which I went to photograph (although I didn't have time to photograph the most active stage). That evening also several geminids from the same direction. Some left the old one, but some were just falling fireballs.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Active aurora band

14.12.2015 at 21.30 - Vaasa (III)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Great northern lights! I admired them as I walked to the scene on the shores of Infjärden / Pukinjärvi (where there was a bit of light pollution), which is a couple of hundred meters north of the stars and space-printing press. When I arrived on the spot, the northern lights dimmed, but after a moment of waiting they brightened quite quickly into a meandering arc. Eventually, that too disappeared until, after a while, the air. the calm arc remained shining in the northern sky - by that time the clouds were already partially covering the sky. I managed to see about 5 geminids (most of the north...

Images: 4 pcs

All-sky aurora

7.10.2015 at 20.30 - 00.15 - Vaasa (V)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Stunning northern lights throughout the evening. Even before sunset, northern lights were already visible. As a place of observation and photography, Meteoriihi in Söderfjärden, Vaasa, was excellent.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 6 pcs

Half-sky auroras

7.10.2015 at 20.10 - 21.30 - Vaasa (IV)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Stunning northern lights in 2015. Bright, vibrant, colorful over half the sky, almost the entire sky. Also a shade of red included. Updated observation due to dune patterns

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

10.9.2015 at 00.40 - Vaasa (IV)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Strong and sometimes very fast-moving northern lights curtains like the other night. Koron was also visible.

Images: 8 pcs

Active aurora band

7.9.2015 at 23.45 - Vaasa (III)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Stunning northern lights that blazed strongly before fading after midnight. Cloudiness occasionally hampered viewing / shooting. In the Vaasa region, these northern lights were photographed in several places and e.g. On Facebook's Finnish nature photographers' website, you can see great shots from several different photographers.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

All-sky aurora

17.3.2015 at 22.00 - Vaasa (V)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Stunning northern lights in Vaasa as well.

Images: 8 pcs

M31

15.2.2015 at 21.00 - Vaasa (IV)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

M31 Andromeda Galaxy with Companions. We tested the equipment at the Andromeda members' bridge in Vaasa.

Comet with naked eye coma Lovejoy

15.2.2015 at 21.00 - Vaasa (III)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Hardware testing at Andromeda members' bridge in Vaasa. In collaboration with Timo Alango.

Arcus cloud

25.8.2014 at 20.00 - Vaasa (IV)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

Pictures of the same avalanche cloud as on Tero Revonmäki in Söderfjärden, Vaasa, in the yard of the Meteoriihi Observatory.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Tornado

14.8.2014 at 11.30 - Närpiö (IV)
Kaj Höglund, Vaasan Andromeda

8/14/2014 at 11:30 AM The phenomenon was visible from road 8 (TB tomato) towards Närpiö (from east to west). The pictures show that the thrombus seems to hit the ground at an early stage somewhere in the center of Närpiö (the sea is further away). The phenomenon lasted about 5 minutes

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 9 pcs

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