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Half-sky auroras

14.3.2022 at 01.10 - 02.00 - Askola (IV)
Ville Wiik

In the early evening, after a small northern lights show, I was about to go to sleep, but luckily I was able to have a winter holiday on Monday. After one at night, the whole sky shone green. A rare delicacy in these latitudes is brought by the northern lights :)

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Primary rainbow

28.5.2021 at 21.30 - 22.00 - Askola (IV)
Ville Wiik

The circling was interrupted in the evening due to a downpour, but it didn't bother me when the setting sun and a little deafness made a nice rainbow in the sky :)

Halo phenomena covering the sky

3.5.2021 at 12.00 - Askola
Ville Wiik

It was a great play for a long time :) I'm not quite sure about the 46-ring, but the 46-lower arc would seem to be at least.

Images: 4 pcs

Primary rainbow

17.7.2020 at 17.40 - 18.00 - Helsinki (III)
Ville Wiik

We went to Malmi field to celebrate the guy's 40th birthday by dropping him off the plane :) During the jump it started to thicken a bit and the rainbow in the picture was visible on the field. It was reportedly great looking from the air.

Active aurora band

7.10.2018 at 22.00 - 01.00 - Askola (III)
Ville Wiik

I found a great place in the hometown for the description of the northern lights and, moreover, almost within walking distance of the home :)

Images: 2 pcs

Pääsateenkaari

5.8.2018 at 18.00 - 18.15 - Savonranta (V)
Ville Wiik

After a small thunderstorm, a beautiful rainbow was drawn on the lake. So much hurry came to pick up the camera from the cottage that then had to run straight into the lake to shoot. After all, the equipment in it then got wet in many ways, but luckily the damage was avoided :) The picture is a panorama of five pictures.

Bright night shining clouds

2.8.2018 at 01.00 - 02.00 - Savonlinna (IV)
Ville Wiik

After the sauna and barbecue, I had to freeze to sit on the pier and it was worth it again. For over an hour I watched and photographed the beautiful night clouds until sleep took the victory.

Images: 2 pcs

Clearly visible night shining clouds

29.7.2018 at 01.00 - 02.00 - Savonlinna (III)
Ville Wiik

Already on the second cottage night, the bongling of the illuminating night clouds paid off. It is nice to shoot these directly from your own pier after the sauna :)

Several halo forms

14.5.2018 at 07.40 - Askola (II)
Ville Wiik

There was a 180-degree turn and a camera to be taken when I left for work. For a long time, hit the clearly visible halos :) Is that a 46-arc or a ring now?

Comments: 1 pcs

Siitepölykehä

7.5.2018 at 21.20 - Askola (IV)
Ville Wiik

That model today began to be overwhelmed by allergy symptoms that had to go in the evening to check the pollen situation at sunset. Doesn't seem good in terms of allergies :)

Images: 4 pcs

Active aurora band

14.3.2018 at 23.00 - 23.30 - Askola (III)
Ville Wiik

For a long time bright reposet here in the south too :)

Images: 4 pcs

Several halo forms

5.3.2018 at 08.16 - Askola (II)
Ville Wiik

After eight, there seems to be a pillar already fading.

M42, M43, M78, NGC 2023, Liekkisumu, Hevosenpääsumu

16.1.2018 at 21.30 - Askola (III)
Ville Wiik

Due to the strong wind, short exposures had to be taken with high sensitivity, but the result was surprisingly good. While waiting for the next cloud gap, an AstroFlat Pro plug-in for Photoshop had to be acquired, which was used to deftly eliminate light pollution and highlight gas mists. First image processed with Lightroom and another with Photoshop & AstroFlat.

Images: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

7.11.2017 at 18.45 - 20.30 - Askola (III)
Ville Wiik

The aurora borealis season has finally opened. At the beginning of the evening, the repose was managed, but in the evening and at night, the light fog and clouds hindered me so much that I preferred to stay home to sleep. In the pictures, the right edge is illuminated by the rising moon. Last photo taken at 20:25 when the arc was also visible in the southern sky. #diffuusi

Images: 4 pcs

Other storm phenomenon

25.7.2017 at 21.57 - Savonlinna (III)
Ville Wiik

While camping at Tanhuvaara Camping, a rainstorm passed us, followed by a few udder clouds. I got something bad to describe in addition to the ducks that spun on the beach.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

17.6.2017 at 16.17 - Hyvinkää (I)
Ville Wiik

At the Street Slide car event in Hyvinkää, you could photograph more than just cars :)

Siitepölykehä

9.6.2017 at 17.07 - Helsinki (III)
Ville Wiik

In half-accident, I noticed this pretty perimeter as I stood in Meilahti in the shadow of the barrel and wondered where I would go to photograph the birds.

Active aurora band

22.4.2017 at 01.25 - Askola (III)
Ville Wiik

After the sauna, I was cooling off in the backyard and going to bed. However, the warping of the northern sky disagreed and forced us to put on clothes and run to the observation site with the camera. And it's good that I went. However, the last repos of this season will probably be in time. As I observed, I also noticed that above the belt, the dim Northern Lights “rippled,” meaning that in steady cycles they brightened and dimmed wavy. That flaming Northern Lights is then the right subclass. The second image is a panorama of three images.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Hail in the summer season

21.4.2017 at 14.10 - Askola (IV)
Ville Wiik

A relatively hard hail went over the workplace after two. Lightning also struck the nearby terrain a few times with pieces of electricity. The granules were perhaps the size of a small nail.

Binocular comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

4.4.2017 at 23.30 - Askola (II)
Ville Wiik

After a short search shoot, this was also found. Images posted with 10x30s Deepskystacker.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 27.1.2023 klo 18.57.