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Sun

6.11.2022 at 13.40 - 13.50 - Lieto (V)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

A rare light phenomenon, the November sun, appeared for a few moments. I took pictures of the cracks in the clouds and there was a speck there. The faculae were also very clearly visible.

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At least 5 lightning strikes seen

16.10.2022 at 22.00 - 22.40 - Lieto (III)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Jeez, what weather postponed it. The wind tears in the corners so much that you are almost afraid that the roof will fly off. A dozen or so seagulls were visible, and a couple of rumbles were heard.

Sun

9.10.2022 at 16.10 - 16.20 - Lieto (V)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I was doing chores in the yard when I heard voices from high in the sky. A handsome flock of curlews circled overhead, gaining height. Soon the flock started to form furrows. who started to join towards the south. I ran to get the camera, just in case there were more cucumbers. At the same time, I thought that it would be fun to have the wretched with the sun in the same picture. Especially when the sun is embroidered by many dot groups, including AR3112. That is, according to the sun filter. Another flock flew over. And then the third. I followed one of the flocks and saw that the direction w...

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Tertiary rainbow

30.8.2022 at 20.15 - 20.35 - Lieto (I)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

A really bright double arc in the eastern sky and steady rain all around set the higher order radar beeping. I closed the scope and shot from the sunny side. You couldn't see anything with the naked eye, but by handling the curves popped out nicely. Especially the fourth arc was surprisingly "bright".

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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

28.8.2022 at 23.00 - 01.00 - Lieto (V)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

In the evening, it started to look like the thunder was seriously coming. I went to the edge of a nearby field and immediately in another picture, lightning (picture 2). Too bad I set the focal length a little too tight. Later, in the middle of the night, another thunderstorm came, but unfortunately with heavy rain. I had to photograph from under the canopy and the front area corresponds to it. Well, regardless, a great experience. The lightning that struck in the black night sky was almost blinding and a few flashes left small afterimages for a while.

Images: 3 pcs

Lightning photo

19.8.2022 at 15.30 - 16.10 - Lieto (III)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Thunder rose from the sea. I followed the radar and estimated that a fairly good lump would rise somewhere between Lieto and Marttila. There then. Well, it did rise. But right in the area where I was standing, the front crashed. Good areas went by on both sides. I didn't dare go after them anymore, so I tried to save what could be saved. However, something was caught. And I got the flash with the still unthreshed grain field in the same picture. The air was really grinding.

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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

19.8.2022 at 02.15 - 04.00 - Lieto (V)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The forecast predicted a night thunderstorm in the Turku region. I set the alarm to wake up at two and collapsed into the blankets. When the clock chimed, I got up and looked outside for a moment. Flash. The rain radar also revealed that a thunderstorm front was approaching. I estimated that it runs along the coast of Turku in the direction of Pori, so I decided to drive to the rock of Vanhalinna, from where I assumed the lightning could be seen comfortably. And yes, the lightning was nice to see. Very comfortably. The distance to the thunder was about 15-50 kilometers. The air was hazy with h...

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 12 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

7.8.2022 at 23.30 - 02.00 - Lieto (IV)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

It thundered lazily in the Archipelago Sea. I was in pain when I came to the nearby rock in the evening. I looked towards the sea, where it flashed. I set the camera to shoot and the moment flashed again. Lightning flashed on the rear screen. Dim, though. The distance to the thundercloud was about 80 kilometers. The cloud quieted down and I waited to see if a new cell would rise. A message flashed into the phone: Northern lights. I wondered for a long time, I hadn't followed repo activity at all. I gazed northward for a quarter of an hour, until a bunch of dim, greenish rays rose next to a...

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Primary rainbow

29.7.2022 at 21.40 - 22.00 - Sastamala (V)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The day in Särkänniemi had a great ending when a wonderful double rainbow lit up on the way home.

Images: 3 pcs

Arcus cloud

9.7.2022 at 14.00 - 20.30 - Lieto (I)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

It was the kind of day to cut off the branches and cut off the top. For the rest of the week, the forecast was that the Turku region, among other things, would experience thunderstorms on Saturday. And so it happened. After two, I saw the first flashes, right from my backyard. There was a rush. But where are the camera batteries and shutter release? Nowhere. In pain, I wandered around the house, I dug through the back boxes of cars and other things. Can not find. I was already leaving for work to check if they had stayed there. Well, in the end the stuff was found under the cushion of the armc...

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Clearly visible night shining clouds

8.7.2022 at 00.20 - 02.40 - Lieto (III)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

A show disturbed by low clouds, which I don't think was anything too amazing. The sky is still pale. In the east, there was a really nice belt and wave area. So, I spent the hours of the night photographing the spider web. And I solved an ancient mystery: What do night clouds look like through an infrared filter? Answer: Not at all.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Lightning photo

2.7.2022 at 03.30 - 07.00 - Lieto (III)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Nice morning. Flashing was pretty lazy. Talk and decent pictures later.

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Lightning photo

29.6.2022 at 14.00 - 16.00 - Mynämäki (IV)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

After work, I headed towards Masku, where a handsome thunder cloud had been clicking for an hour. I got there and set the camera by the side of the road. I had to photograph the receding thundercloud, when suddenly there was a loud rumbling from behind. A new cell had gone up there, so I got in the car and looked for a new place on the map from where I could see to the south. I drove to a nearby open field and fixed the camera again. Then, suddenly, I felt a strange thing. A light flashed behind his back. It was as if the skin hairs stood on end, while feeling such a jolt. Kinda like big drops...

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Crepuscular rays

15.6.2022 at 02.15 - 02.40 - Lieto (III)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Nice rays among the night clouds. Colors highlighted quite briskly.

Lunar pollen corona

15.6.2022 at 02.00 - 02.30 - Lieto (II)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Nice veil around a beautiful moon.

Clearly visible night shining clouds

15.6.2022 at 00.15 - 03.00 - Lieto (III)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Facebook had a picture from the direction of Russia with brisk night clouds. I decided to wait to see if they would show up in Finland as well. Shortly after midnight, clouds appeared and I set off to drive into the river valley. There were night clouds, especially in the east and south directions. In about half an hour, the night clouds had captured virtually the entire sky. I decided to change places. The shore of the rapids was pretty. Satakieli sang and the low-floating Moon was entangled in an orange pollen circle. We hope for plenty of night clouds this summer.

Images: 2 pcs

Anomalous rainbow

14.6.2022 at 18.10 - 18.15 - Lieto (IV)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Probably an anomalous rainbow. There was a rush to recover, lost before I got to a better place.

Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

14.6.2022 at 14.00 - 14.30 - Lieto (I)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Season open. Three flashes and a half-dozen bursts. Unfortunately, the cloud decided to mumble almost as soon as I got to the stations with the camera. A heavy gust of wind gave this cloud.

Iridescent clouds

4.6.2022 at 09.55 - 10.00 - Lieto (IV)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Along with the school's graduation, there was a peek into the sky.

Rare halos

19.5.2022 at 14.00 - 14.30 - Kaarina (IV)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Petri Mäkinen and Mikko Peussa warned about pyrahalo. I had to watch it myself. Unfortunately, there was no raw description on the mobile, so you can't dig higher than this: /

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 7.12.2022 klo 16.41.