Good northern lights again
19.9. September has been favorable in terms of northern lights. The third bigger show of the month arrived on 18/19.9. Sightings have arrived from the entire length of the country, from Enontekiö to Helsinki. Attached are Hanna Kanniala's and Mikko Lemola's pictures of Ii and Kouvola.
A fog arc in Hämeenkyrö
19.9. Mervi Ketola photographed an exceptionally spectacular arc of fog on Hämeenkyrö's Heinijärvi on Sunday. The series of images shows that the fog started to recede from behind the photographer. This is the optimal situation for the creation of a beautiful phenomenon when the sun shines brightly into the fog ahead.
Northern lights on the night before Wednesday
13.9. Apparently, the cloudiness situation dictated that observations of this display have only been east-oriented. In addition, one photo set has also come from Karigasniemi in the very north. Attached are pictures of Antti Taskinen and Jussi Koponen from Joensuu and Kuopio. A few observers also pointed out the mild weather for the time. "It was still warm at midnight, 18 degrees, and the lenses of the cameras didn't fog up at all," writes Petri Martikainen , who filmed at Juva.
September epsilon Perseids
11.9. The lesser-known September epsilon Perseids produced 13 tracks in the images of Harri Kiiskinen's camera on 8/9.9. at night. Parva had eruptions in 2008 and 2013, where many bright shooting stars were seen within a few hours. According to Esko Lyytinen's modelling, the next stronger maximum is not in sight before 2040, but since very little is known about the swarm, IMO it is worth keeping an eye on.
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19.9.2023 at 22.42 - 22.45 - Mora, Ruotsi
Northern lights with a car?
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18.9.2023 at 21.00 - 00.30 - Lieksa
Satu Juvonen, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)
Nice lights. Fog and clouds hindered visibility a bit. I mostly watched and let the camera click. It was difficult to capture the dim, pulsating lights of the after-show, but now I think I somehow managed to do it.
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18.9.2023 at 20.50 - 00.30 - Juva
Petri Martikainen, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)
The magnificent aurora borealis all over the sky started as soon as the sky got dark. For a long time, the green cloud covered almost the entire sky and most seemed to be happening directly overhead. Several cameras shot timelapse in different directions, there was also something to shoot in the south direction. Figure 1. "Aurora borealis bubble" facing south at 22:56-00:29. Figure 2. Full sky at 21:18-22:04. Figure 3. Eastern sky at 22:22-22:57. Figure 4. Eastern sky at 20:56. Figure 5. Western sky at 21:32. Figure 6. The whole sky at 21:55. Figure 7. The fading ripples of the show in the wes...
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18.9.2023 at 21.10 - 22.35 - Turku
The inspection of the northern sky happened at a good time, it wasn't even dark yet, but you could see the aurora borealis widely and high up, reaching up to the western sky.
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18.9.2023 at 22.00 - 01.00 - Rautavaara
CME again offered quite a spectacle. The cloudiness posed freezing challenges and it was up to the smallest detail so that the whole spectacle would not have been seen. The northern lights were currently spreading across almost the entire sky, offering in addition to green, red and pink hues visible to the eyes. One special feature was the so-called auroral streamer, which on the north side of the oval provided an arc-like stringy area like a substorm. Blue was also visible with the naked eye for a while in this area. In the bottom picture, these blue-toned threads. After the substorm, the sky...
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19.9.2023 at 11.53 - 12.53 - Zackenberg, Grönlanti
Winter is coming in Northeast Greenland, fog rose from the sea over the research station. Walking to the weather station, you could admire the arc of fog for at least an hour in different intensities.
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18.9.2023 at 15.21 - 15.39 - Jakokoski
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18.9.2023 at 22.16 - Rautalampi
Vesa Vauhkonen, Sisä-Savon Ursa
The northern lights were muted due to the cloud cover. But such a light phenomenon was recorded. I'm not sure about the phenomenon. A car? Fairly long-lasting: squares 8 s, gap approx. 2 s.
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18.9.2023 at 21.50 - 23.30 - Turku
Mikko Peussa, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)
I photographed the northern lights in Rusko and Turku. At the same time, my old camera filmed a series by itself on the balcony at home. I put together such a quick (approx. 6 seconds) gif animation from those pictures from 23:00 to 23:30 at the end.
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18.9.2023 at 17.56 - 18.01 - Helsinki
At Maunula's farming plots, a nice bright side sun was shining for five minutes. Visually, the twin was not visible at all.
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