Visibility IV / V
This was an exceptional northern lights show because I didn’t miss the early evening show. Usually I only get moving sometime closer to midnight (if even then), but now I’m already at eight in the terrain. And there the belt was already twisting in the sky. I immediately took a picture from the base of the observation hill (picture 1, 20.00) that it just doesn’t happen that the show freezes when climbing up the slope. Even though I once pretended to be on time, I was still twenty minutes late based on the Nurmijärvi graph. Not after a couple of hours, as usual. In addition to the green belt, I noticed a gray, wide "cloud" high in the sky, which was also exposed to northern lights, aided by the camera's better color vision (Figure 2, 20.01). A full sky image taken from the top of the hill showed that the gauze was already clearly extending to the right side of the zenith (Fig. 3, 20.08). On the 14-millimeter, I photographed a series of wrinkled belts (Fig. 4, 20.16-20.42) and occasionally halos on the Moon. The activity waned and when not even a pinch promised a new Show, I took the stuff and left home just before ten. In terms of conditions, it would have been possible to linger even longer when there were only a couple of degrees below zero and a fairly good supply.
Over the course of the night, the curves began to reveal so many dramatic readings (on the right side of the Bz -20) that new booze had to be boiled in the thermar and left again for the passport. I was at the second gig at the foot of the same hill about 0.40 and even now I had a wrinkled belt. While waiting for more action, I clicked six vertical images for the panorama (Figure 5, 0.52). After that, I optimistically started the full sky shooting and stayed to follow the climbing belt higher and higher. At 1.32 I noticed that the belts in the zenith began to move remarkably vividly and after that almost the whole sky fluttered in full green motion. Even the crown didn't really look like a crown when it was so wide. After the show calmed down, I noticed that first the southern hem of the repo quilted quickly and later the north side swept very quickly - in a second or less - colorless waves from the sky to the zenith, i.e. flaming repos. Quite too clever a phenomenon to record with your own equipment. Weaving timelapse from 0.59-2.40. (Same in larger size: https://vimeo.com/696123375 ). After that, I left home as the flare continued. It was a great show again, although with the naked eye I saw nothing but green. Yes, the pictures didn't stick to the colors very doubly.