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Rocket-related clouds - 23.3.2023 at 20.30 Pirkkala Observation number 113654

Visibility IV / V

Me and my friend were walking his dog and we walked towards the beach, right before we got right at the beach we saw a line of circles that seemed like clouds and after a little while we saw a orange like light/ flash in one of the circles and then after the first one we saw two more next to the circles, after that when we got closer to the beach we started seeing really vivid northern lights. We didn't get any photos or videos of the flashes but we did take photos of the northern lights. 

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  • Havainto
    • Rocket-related clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Very small area
  • Rocket launch
    • Barium cloud info

      Barium clouds have very rarely been seen in the sky during rocket launches. Typically a space organization has done an experiment in which a barium cloud is released into the upper atmosphere.


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