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Ursa Astronomical Association
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Moon

28.3.2023 at 20.03 - Helsinki, Jollas (IV)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

Surprisingly, for a moment, almost a half, growing moon (46%) shone in the cleared sky.

Aurora rays

27.2.2023 at 22.47 - 23.22 - Helsinki, Jollas (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

The aurora borealis could also be seen between the street lamps. A hint of red was also visible.

Images: 2 pcs

Moon

26.2.2023 at 18.12 - Helsinki, Jollas (IV)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

The 43 percent illuminated Moon shone in the clear sky in the south at an altitude of 50 degrees.

Mirage

11.2.2023 at 11.46 - Porvoo, Sondby (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

The islands of the sea could be seen in the distance with curved arches and stretched beaches.

Moon

4.2.2023 at 21.40 - Helsinki, Jollas (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

When cloud cover prevented the comet shot, I focused on the almost full Moon, which also had a nice ring.

Images: 2 pcs

Moon

26.1.2023 at 19.19 - Helsinki, Jollas (IV)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

I haven't seen the moon in three weeks because of the clouds. Now it shone with 30% light quite low in the south.

Uranuksen peitto

2.1.2023 at 00.36 - Helsinki, Jollas (IV)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

As predicted, Uranus was hidden behind the Moon. The weather was clear, we had to move a bit when tree branches threatened to come into view at the last moment when the planet was just about to disappear.

Images: 2 pcs

Moon

28.12.2022 at 17.31 - Helsinki, Jollas (I)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

After dark in the evening, a 35% illuminated Moon could be seen in the southern sky at an altitude of 20 degrees. It hasn't been an everyday treat this winter. The country house could also be seen with the naked eye, but it was not possible to photograph it in the glow of the street and Christmas lights. Jupiter was visible 12.4 degrees away and 8th magnitude Neptune was hidden 5.6 degrees away.

Moon

12.11.2022 at 22.20 - Helsinki, Jollas (IV)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

The moon was visible in the clear sky for a long time. Now decreasing and 82% enlightened.

A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

23.10.2022 at 21.39 - Porvoo, Sondby (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

After photographing the northern lights, a bright ball of fire was found in one of my photos. The second picture is the whole shot.

Images: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

23.10.2022 at 19.36 - 05.00 - Porvoo, Sondby (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

The aurora belt came again to Southern Finland, at first the rays rose. The width of the belt was at best 90 degrees. Before midnight, the red streaks were at their best and faded from it to small rays in the morning. The best I've seen of the season were, especially as the Cloudiness here was very little.

Images: 3 pcs

Active aurora band

22.10.2022 at 19.30 - 01.40 - Porvoo, Sondby (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

In the Porvoo archipelago, the eastern sky started to darken already after 19:00, we had to hurry to assemble the filming equipment, the first photo was taken with a mobile phone. The strong arc rose almost to the zenith and the rays could be seen from time to time. In the end, the play was covered in a carpet of clouds.

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Moon

20.10.2022 at 06.28 - Porvoo, Sondby (IV)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

It was nice to see the terminator +2°C on an autumn morning.

Aurora rays

12.10.2022 at 23.27 - 23.34 - Porvoo, Sondby (I)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

Clear night and Moon. A very short and weak play.

A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

11.10.2022 at 23.57 - Porvoo, Sondby (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

A bright ball of fire was drawn on the cell of the camera that was left to shoot.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Aurora rays

9.10.2022 at 05.15 - 06.00 - Porvoo, Sondby (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

The clear night ended with dim aurora borealis.

Moon and Jupiter

8.10.2022 at 22.15 - Porvoo, Sondby (IV)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

Jupiter shone above the Moon. The focus wasn't great.

Images: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora band

6.10.2022 at 23.50 - 02.55 - Porvoo, Sondby (II)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

A modest play in the low north.

Moon

6.10.2022 at 19.33 - Porvoo, Sondby (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

The moon rose from behind the island, golden. Our 88% enlightened companion was at a height of 6 degrees.

Active aurora band

4.10.2022 at 23.30 - 03.15 - Porvoo, Sondby (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

Observers in the capital region actively monitored the cloud situation, and on my shores, 40 km east of the center of Helsinki, the northern lights were visible when the clouds did not cover the sky at 22:30-23:30 and 02:30-03:15. The predominant color was green. The picture is from the first bright interval.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 1.4.2023 klo 20.18.