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Several halo forms

21.1.2023 at 15.35 - 15.55 - Porvoo (II)
Peter von Bagh

I was walking in the winter meadow at the edge of the forest and tried to locate where the faint tapping of a woodpecker could be heard. There was a tiny mist of ice floating in the air. I turned and saw an orange halo in the sky in the shape of a big V. The branches of V bent outward from the top. I wondered and described it with my cell phone.. The halo got stronger and weaker alternately. Then the red sun appeared from the horizon and from it rose a pillar of the sun in that capital letter V. As the pillar brightened, V weakened. The handsome and deafening performance lasted about 20 minute...

Images: 8 pcs

Rare halos

7.2.2020 at 12.00 - 13.00 - Lieksa (IV)
Peter von Bagh

When I went skiing I saw that there was a nice halo phenomenon in the sky. There were, for me, side suns, a 22-degree arc, an even bigger colorful arch, a top-side arch with a zenithal arc, a horizon ring ... Too bad it was just a cell phone camera and on a ski trip all the time in front of trees.

Images: 8 pcs

Landscape image of a planet

25.1.2020 at 16.40 - 14.50 - Porvoo (III)
Peter von Bagh

Venus framed by an incredibly colorful sunset. Venus even got a cell phone picture

Pearl clouds

25.1.2020 at 16.15 - 16.35 - Porvoo (III)
Peter von Bagh

Apparently pearl clouds behind ordinary clouds. Absolutely wild sunset. The colors made the cell phone camera mix.

Images: 3 pcs

Pearl clouds

24.1.2020 at 16.45 - 17.00 - Porvoo (III)
Peter von Bagh

Illuminating night clouds or pearl clouds in the light western sky

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

7.10.2018 at 21.00 - 23.00 - Porvoo (II)
Peter von Bagh, Ursa (Helsinki)

At first, a rather strange northern lights play. In the rather bright sky of Porvoo, cloud-like northern lights were visible, gray-white northern lights with a permanent red arc in the viewfinder of the camera. It was not noticed with the naked eye. Finally, I went to a darker place, so I imagined, and got to watch the northern lights compete with the highway light. #epraitoja

Images: 7 pcs

Aldebaranin peitto

23.2.2018 at 19.00 - 19.20 - Porvoo (III)
Peter von Bagh, Ursa (Helsinki)

Covering of Aldebaran I went out with the intention of looking at whether Venus could be observed. Couldn't when it wasn't found, but when I happened to glance at the moon, then, Wow, the moon is in Hyades and will soon cover Aldebaran. Nothing but a camera to highlight and rip pictures. It was actually quite impressive to look at, the unlit side of the Kinka moon slid a little quietly over Aldebaran. Through the camera, the star was visible more clearly and for a little longer.

Images: 3 pcs

Leonidit

18.11.2017 at 00.30 - Porvoo (V)
Peter von Bagh, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Handsome leonide at night 17 / 18.11. At midnight I used leonids in Porvoo's Spring Kummu, a little sheltered from the street lights, but still in a light-polluted area. I saw some handsome leodids who almost burst into fireballs at the end and left a smokescreen. The Leonids appeared surprisingly far away from the constellation of the lion, only at the Twins or the Driver, and therefore the camera was aimed at the wrong area of the sky. In that single picture of me, there is a green beginning of a leonide ... a handsome flare came just outside the camera’s field of view, of course. Althou...

Comments: 1 pcs

Active aurora band

13.10.2017 at 23.15 - 22.30 - Porvoo (III)
Peter von Bagh, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The repos of the evening were quite neat, not terribly bright, but were clearly visible through the suburban lights. Behind the clouds, blue northern lights were still found.

Images: 3 pcs

Hyadien peitto

19.10.2016 at 06.50 - Porvoo (III)
Peter von Bagh

I almost forgot.... As I went to almost seven for breakfast, I saw that it was bright and hello! today the moon seems to be in Hyades. Nothing but a camera in and out and that's where it was in the hyades, the moon. the air was clear and cold and the moon was clear and the view on the 600 millimeter tube was quite nice.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Aurora rays

2.9.2016 at 23.30 - Porvoo (II)
Peter von Bagh

The strong glow of air turned into northern lights during the evening, at night. Quite a charming northern lights show

Images: 6 pcs

Several halo forms

22.6.2016 at 20.00 - Porvoo (II)
Peter von Bagh

During the evening walk tonight, the Porvoo sky had a clear zenithal arc and dimmer other arcs. A bit dim, but at times an interesting halo play, of course, only a mobile phone was included.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

21.5.2016 at 15.00 - Porvoo (I)
Peter von Bagh

This afternoon, when the cloud curtain was finally cracking, I was just a pretty 22 degree ring

Images: 2 pcs

Transit of mercury

9.5.2016 at 14.15 - 15.30 - Porvoo
Peter von Bagh

We gathered in the yard of Linnankoski high school to observe the passage of Mercury and at the same time we tried to measure the speed of Mercury ... about approximately..the result was about 0.001 degrees / min. The heating efficiency of the solar projection was also tested. The cardboard ignited in less than half a minute.

Images: 2 pcs

Rare halos

4.4.2016 at 12.00 - Porvoo (IV)
Peter von Bagh

At first I noticed a halo under the sun, the "underside sun" but when I got the car stopped it was gone. In contrast, a fine colorful arch meandered over the sun. At the same time, a handsome fog wall rose from the sea, which almost covered Neste's production facilities.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

16.1.2016 at 15.40 - Porvoo (I)
Peter von Bagh

The sun is burning. Yesterday’s sunset was really spectacular. There was an absolutely red sun and a flaming sun pillar. One picture shows a bit of green, but with the naked eye I didn’t notice a flash of green. Strange shadows in front of the sun

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Kangastus

16.1.2016 at 12.00 - Porvoo (IV)
Peter von Bagh

Then if the weaving is halo ... Yesterday I managed to photograph the Loch Ness monster in front of Porvoo, that's why it hasn't been seen in Scotland at the time .... so there are fun canvases. There were also real fairy tale creatures, ie almost the Moomin House or Tove Jansson's cottage in Klovharu hovered in one canvas.

Images: 3 pcs

Kangastus

24.12.2015 at 15.30 - Porvoo (IV)
Peter von Bagh

The rising full moon of Christmas Eve was nice to watch as it rose from the horizon as the atmosphere shaped its edges into a new faith

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Aldebaranin peitto

23.12.2015 at 22.20 - Porvoo (III)
Peter von Bagh

I tried to watch the moon go through the Hyads throughout the evening, but the clouds were a constant nuisance. Finally, when the probe described Aldebaran's cover, about 90 percent of the sky was in the cloud. Before the little one was covered, the little hole in the clouds happened in front of the moon and I got a picture of the almost covered one. Then the sky was in the cloud for the rest of the evening. Better something than nothing.

Images: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

14.12.2015 at 22.00 - Porvoo (III)
Peter von Bagh

Here in Porvoo you could sometimes see just worthy repos. In those countries at 9 p.m., it began to look like there were illuminating night clouds in the northern sky, heh. Apparently the repos shone from the cracks in the clouds, or some clouds emphasized the color and light of the repos better than others. The last two images show these illuminating cloud repositories. For a moment, red was clearly visible even without a camera. There were plenty of geminides.

Images: 4 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 27.1.2023 klo 10.28.