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Bright night shining clouds - 8.8.2022 at 01.40 - 8.8.2022 at 02.00 Vantaa, Pähkinärinne Observation number 108178

Visibility IV / V

Paula Wirtanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

After half past two, I got a nice alarm: northern lights! I'm not in a hurry to look at the observation site. Fortunately, in addition to the dim aurora arc, there were also unexpectedly illuminating night clouds in the sky.

The night cloud show was in a really, really small area and right next to the horizon, but they were bright. The shape of the night cloud was also peculiar. As for the photography, the recording went quite poorly and the end result cannot be called very beautiful. Fortunately, at least Toni Maurinen from Imatra got a nicer and more accurate picture of the night clouds.

All in all, however, a situation worth seeing is to see these two nice light phenomena at the same time in the sky, even if in a more modest way. Thanks to Veikko Mäkelä for the fuss.

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      Swirls are curved night shining cloud forms. For example, a single night cloud belt or group of waves may be curved on a clear bend.

      The arrow indicates a slight vortex in the night cloud belt. Photo by Joni Tahkoniemi.

      Strong swirls in image taken by Veikko Mäkelä.

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