Visibility III / V
This summer aurora gig turned out to be really challenging in terms of shape recognition. At that time, it was reasonably bright at night, and on top of that, a more or less full Moon seemed to climb into the sky during the filming.
At night, maybe Steve etc. was seen on some aurora camera, because the undersigned got a call from Matias (thank you) on his cell phone in the middle of everything "look for Steve in the sky, there might be something there".
The eye could see a slender pillar like Steve's, or a torch. It was really hard to say anything even on the spot, because there was so much other light. Abundant Cloudiness also hindered observation quite significantly.
In any case, the northern lights were above the zenith at best. I wondered about the aurora belt, which was quite thin and passed overhead, for that my location could very well have been in Finnish Lapland, but this time we were firmly on the West Coast, almost on the Pyhäranta side. I haven't seen an awful lot of times in the south such a flattened, westward curve.
A corona didn't form right away either, but the band twisted and lived slowly in the sky. Korona was the last to emerge into the moonlit night sky.
An incredible night with the temperature vs. experienced. Scorching 20 degrees of heat through the night and more than half the sky repos. Pretty tough stuff.
But oh council of honor, please help the woman in identifying these shapes, please :)
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