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Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds - 14.10.2021 at 22.28 - 15.10.2021 at 03.08 Taipalsaari Observation number 101811

Visibility III / V


On Wednesday, Cloudiness agreed to give way a bit and because the reposimeters looked promising, I set off. When I got to my hut, a small boat shore, light was clearly visible from the cracks in the clouds, which turned out to be northern lights in the cloud cage. I took a few pictures and decided to move elsewhere hoping the sky would open up a little more. Well, it didn't open but it started to rain, the little deaf and was in a cloud all the time. I decided to drive home, but stop to check the situation at the first hitchhiking spot. It was worth stopping, because there the arch shone bright again on the horizon. I followed the arc and gauges from 0.40 to 3.08, but didn't get a storm. The first picture was taken at 10.28 pm, the second at 0.44 am and the third at 2.34 pm



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      The arc is probably the most common form of aurora. When aurora show is a calm arc in the low northern sky it often doesn’t evolve to anything more during night. In more active shows the arc is often the first form to appear and the last to disappear.

      The lower edge of the arc is usually sharp but the upper edge can gradually blend into the background sky. As activity increases rays and folds normally develop, and the arcs turn gradually into bands.

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    • Green auroras info

      Green, seen with the naked eye, is one the most common colors of the aurora. The green color is derived from atomic oxygen.

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