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Light pillars

14.12.2022 at 06.28 - Jyväskylä (II)
Petri Tikkanen, Jyväskylän Sirius

Mars and artificial light pillars

One halo form

15.12.2022 at 10.55 - Kauhava
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

A handsome pillar of the sun reveals an icy frosty sky.

One halo form

15.12.2022 at 13.47 - Tuusniemi (I)
Iida Eija Tilles

The sun was already going down. Pillars formed and even the edges of the cloud lit up.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Several halo forms

15.12.2022 at 23.00 - 01.00 - Juva (II)
Petri Martikainen, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

Another night in a row behind the cannon shells of Hasamäki. It was weak both times, but now we found a dense ice fog, but nothing worth mentioning came out of it. On the Moon, the basal ring and the sauri also stood out in the upper clouds. Freeze 19 degrees.

One halo form

15.12.2022 at 10.04 - Sysmä (I)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

A faint pillar of sun was visible from behind the forest in the morning, -15 degrees below zero.

Several halo forms

15.12.2022 at 12.24 - Jyväskylä, Tikkakoski (II)
Vesa Vasankari, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

While visiting Jyväskylä airport, I stopped to photograph the halo phenomenon, where I think at least the sun pillar and the side suns are visible.

Images: 4 pcs

Several halo forms

15.12.2022 at 13.30 - 13.40 - Mikkeli (II)

Ice fog and rainbow-like pillars, sunshine. I felt as if I had driven under them. Great experience!

Images: 3 pcs

Light pillars

14.12.2022 at 23.00 - 04.30 - Kempele (II)
Marko Haapala

Well, now there was no mind-blowing razor-sharp brightness with color brilliance in the light pillars. Beautiful and restrained and great length reaching all the way to the zenith and of course the poor guy still doesn't own a fisheye lens. There, however, it was rotated all night along the fields to different places, so it's a bit challenging to define the location on the map, so we just click on the center point. After all, you can see the fields around it, and you could easily cross Tuohinonoja if the ice held under the walker. Changing the place while looking for a different perspe...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Several halo forms

14.12.2022 at 12.06 - 12.15 - Jyväskylä (II)
Jari Willner

The sun was shining and at the same time it was raining. A rainbow could be seen on both sides of the sun. However, only on the right side in the picture. I couldn't take pictures while driving. That was where I could stop. I hope that works.

Several halo forms

15.12.2022 at 11.05 - 11.30 - Kontiolahti (II)
Jani Silvennoinen, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

While shaving, I noticed that it starts to halo a bit. And as I got stronger, I thought I had to take those pictures. After that it disappeared and a little later it started to appear again. The pictures were taken with a camera phone. It looked surprisingly strong and big.

Images: 2 pcs

Rare halos

14.12.2022 at 17.37 - 18.12 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The pillars and other shapes caused by the snowfall were perfectly visible for about an hour. Then it started to snow again and the halos dimmed.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Light pillars

14.12.2022 at 19.00 - Vaasa (II)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

We kept Meteoriihe open tonight. The trip there meant that I was completely bored with the artificial light pillars above the city and the harbor area. There is also one picture from the riot.

Images: 5 pcs

Several halo forms

14.12.2022 at 10.35 - 11.40 - Raisio (II)
Lasse Nurminen

The dim upper cloud halos of December continued today from the morning before clouding over. Zykki was a "is there something there or not" type of case, from the raw image of the handset a familiar shape could then be dug out to confirm.

Images: 2 pcs

Light pillars

13.12.2022 at 17.00 - 17.20 - Lieto (II)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Nice show, but fast. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to look for the tripod, so I had to make do with the hand photos.

Comments: 1 pcs

Several halo forms

12.12.2022 at 07.46 - Kangasala (II)
Jukka Oravasaari

Almost 10 degrees below freezing, picture from hand and the focus didn't even hit the spot. Well here we go.

Search result contains observations from time period 12.12.2022 klo 00.01 - 15.12.2022 klo 23.59.