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On the night of March 23/24, 2023, a spectacular Northern Lights show was seen in southern Finland. Even though the Kiiruna rocket launch was not very well visible from Ulvila's horizon due to the clouds, the annoyance caused by this was quickly erased by the night's aurora borealis show.
From the beginning of the evening, completely red northern lights were visible in the sky (picture 2), which were visible for a while at the same time as Venus and the Moon (pictures 1-2), which were setting in the western sky. At the same time, a red/purple aurora borealis was visible in the western sky, which according to Pirjo Koske was very likely the SAR/STEVE arc (pictures 1-4).
Around this time, an aurora borealis was also visible in the western sky, which, according to Pirjo Koske, would be a patch-like picket fence aurora borealis. (picture 3)
After this, the usual green aurora belt/arc rose from the northern horizon. This arc eventually rose above the zenith into the southern sky (Figure 4).
Finally, the epic corona eruption started, and it really was worth waiting for! I don't remember seeing such a spectacular Northern Lights display for a long time! (pictures 5-6)
During the final phase of the aurora eruption, spectacular rays were visible in the sky, which also included strong red tones (pictures 7-8).
I wrote about the play on my blog. More pictures in connection with the blog post .
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