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At least 10 lightning strikes seen - 12.8.2013 at 00.40 - 12.8.2013 at 02.20 Lempäälä Observation number 16842

Visibility II / V


I was about a second away from going to bed when I imagined noticing a flash outside. I waited another couple of minutes and then flashed just fine so I couldn’t go wrong. Lights on, plugs off ears, warm wefts around the neck in the yard, right away! It would have been nice to go fresh after the holiday with a lathe, but I wouldn’t have had a dream anyway.

I navigated to the observation tower of Mattila village, where Markku Ruonala and a couple of Perseid spectators were already stationed. For almost the entire observation, the horizon flashed at least once every 30 seconds. On a few occasions, we saw these very long-distance cloud-lighting events described in other observations. At best, some points seemed to flicker every few seconds for an extended period of time.



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Nikon D700, Nikkor 50 mm, f / 4, 30s and bulb.

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Leevi Korpela - 18.8.2013 at 12.55 Report this

Nuo on hienoja kokemuksia tunnelmaltaan. Oltiin Paavon kanssa samaan aikaan Virkkalan Kukkumäellä, mutta pahaksi onneksi tihein salamointi oli ohitse ja itäreunaltaan mössähtänyt pilvi esti kunnolliset havainnot. Haimoon peltoaukealla ennen Nummelaa taivaanranta leimusi melko tiheään, mutta korkeammalle olisi pitänyt päästä siinä vaiheessa. Virkkalassa oli jo myöhäistä.

Etsittiin pimeässä omakotitalojen välistä lähtenyt polku Kukkumäelle todella upealle katselupaikalle, jonne varmasti palataan joskus.

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