Visibility IV / V
A great show, even a bit surprising.
I looked at the satellite data and concluded that I have to be filming by half past twelve at the latest. So, head to the car and off you go.
I stepped outside and said: Clouds. The whole sky is full. After a quick study of the maps, it seemed that the weather would be better northeast of Turku. So, towards the table.
I walked from the car to the beach. Huh, it's getting hot in here. I took off my gloves and hat and started to cross the lake. Sweat.
At one point I had covered almost a kilometer in wet, hard and soft snow at the same time and it was time to set up the tripod and take the first pictures. The northern lights had already started to glow, so this time there was no need to wait.
After filming for a while, I decided to go to the swamp. There was 5-40 centimeters of snow. The walk to the right place was painful, hot and sweaty. Eventually the forest started to thin out and soon I was in a suitable clearing. Hot.
The northern lights were strange. They were quite diffuse and dim, but at the same time extensive. The fires pulsated and flickered beautifully. I waited for a while and when high beams started to rise, I started filming again. The aurora borealis slowly pushed over the zenith. Tall, red beams shot up here and there. And then.
A terribly bright corona. I got confused and panicked. I quickly took a few pictures of it and went looking for a better representation for it. However, the corona calmed down almost as quickly as it raged. It faded, but the fires continued to spread. The corona was in the sky at least until half past two, in some form.
I photographed the whole sky and afterwards I noticed that there were streaks in the sky. Dunes? Maybe not, though. They were red. Possibly an airglow? The streaks appeared right after that fierce corona and faded pretty soon.
There were other interesting things in the sky. Sar-arch and special "fingers" near the zenith. They were in place for a long time, slowly pulsating. This area was very small, maybe ten degrees. Also, the sar-bow was somehow... The wrong color. More pictures of this later.
Tough trip and little sleep. You just have to get used to them. The sun has activated, finally.
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Voihan kurkku ja tomaatti! On hienoja kuvia ja hyvin on punainen väri näkynyt! Ykköskuvassa ilmeisesti ilmahehkun aaltoilua?
Kiitoksia. Vitoskuvassa sar.. Vai steve? Ehkä hiukan epätyypillisen värinen sar-kaareksi? Tuo siis kuvattu etelän suuntaan.
Kyllä on upeet kuvat,näitä katselee mielellään.Keitele oli pilvessä koko illan.
Tuo sar (?) kaari on omituinen. Säteinen, ikään kuin ragda, mutta tässä ei ole vihreitä alaosia, vaan, ainakin kuvien perusteella, vihreät yläosat?!?
Miten tuollainen voi olla mahdollista?
Kyseessä saattaa olla tilanne, jossa SAR muuntuu STEVE:ksi. Muokatuissa kuvissasi näkyy myös RAGDA:lle tyypillisiä punaisia säikeisiä revontulia alueella, jossa SAR kaari on, kuvastaen voimakasta protonivuota.