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Rocket-related clouds - 23.3.2023 at 20.35 Oulu Observation number 113663

Visibility V / V

Jaakko Asikainen, Oulun Arktos

The Swedish Space Corporation's probe rocket BROR was finally able to set off from Kiiruna, I was filming a light show at Oulu's Pyykösjärvi. The rocket rose to 100 kilometers, spreading colorful barium clouds for research purposes.

Surprised at how fast the rocket rose (the first cloud appeared less than a minute after launch), I excitedly clicked the pictures. The plane going north conveniently hit a couple of pictures, but as a much nicer surprise, the northern lights themselves decided to take part in the show.

Unbelievable luck, this was the last chance to launch the rocket and then there were repos!

#raketti: IM/IO (Improved Malemute Improved Orion)

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  • Havainto
    • Rocket-related clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Covered 1/8 of the sky
  • 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.


Comments: 2 pcs
Risto Siivola - 23.3.2023 at 22.13 Report this

Samaa näytelmää ihmettelin vaimon kanssa Oulun Jylkynkankaalla. Itsekin epäilin, että Kiirunasta on jokin tutkimusraketti ammuttu taivaalle. Muistelen, että lapsena Rovaniemellä 1970-luvun alussa olisin nähnyt vastaavaa. Silloinkin puhuttiin Kiirunan raketeista. Revontulet olivat kyllä hienot tänä iltana.

Eero Karvinen - 25.3.2023 at 14.57 Report this

Hienot on merkkiaine-pampulat ja revontulet!

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