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All-sky aurora - 23.3.2023 at 22.05 - 24.3.2023 at 01.00 Akaa Observation number 116486

Visibility V / V

Emma Bruus, Tampereen Ursa

It very rarely happens that when driving from Tampere towards Helsinki, the northern lights push past on the highway towards the south. This was the second time. After leaving Tampere, I glanced out the side window of the car and the show was clearly looking to freshen up.

We got up from the next ramp at a random place, heading towards the darkest view possible. We ended up at the beach where, to our dismay, the edge was lit. It seemed to be popular with the locals too, as we weren't the only Northern Lights fans. "Excuse me, which municipality are we in?", I asked the group present, immediately giving the impression of a True Knower. "This is Akaata," came the reply.

Green rays rose from the north to the horizon and from there to the south. The best moments were around 11 p.m., when the Korona shown above offered eye candy in several colors.

Later in the evening, as we continued our journey, it became clear why this set passed by a large part of the residents of Uusimaa: From Hämeenlinna towards Hyvinkää, the sky began to be covered with such a thick fog that even the road separation had to be careful.

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