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Hail in the summer season

1.6.2023 at 18.57 - Kuopio (IV)

The first day of June and snow in the house. Hail and snow showers marked this day. At the time of shooting + 3 c and the highest temperature of the day only + 8 c. Not when wearing a fur cap and heading towards Midsummer. :D

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30.5.2023 at 22.05 - 22.07 - Lieto (IV)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The wait of about ten years is finally over and in what weather! I was feeding the cats and happened to look through the window. The plane, brightly lit by the sun, drew a streak across the sky. Pretty. Within a few seconds I realized that it seems to be heading straight for the moon! Fortunately, the camera bag was next to me, so the telephoto lens was on, quick adjustments to the camera and out the door. I focused on the plane and followed it for maybe a good ten seconds. When the plane then seemed to be going straight over the Moon, I couldn't believe my luck! In the end, the machine wa...

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Pollen corona

30.5.2023 at 15.35 - 16.25 - Turku (IV)
Mikko Peussa, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The pine owls now effectively. The three zones separated the eyes well even with sunglasses. Nicely, the intensity varies when you follow a longer time through the viewfinder. The third zone really emerges from time to time and disappears just as quickly. Windy weather probably enhances that phenomenon.

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Rare halos

29.5.2023 at 15.20 - 15.40 - Eura, Kauttua (IV)
Eila Blomqvist

I was in the garden in a bunch of weeds when I looked up into the eastern sky and saw a convex halo down, out of the direction of the sun.

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Primary rainbow

28.5.2023 at 21.40 - Akaa (III)
Markku Ruonala

There have been few Rainbows for this year, but now a really beautiful one was available. The conditions for visibility were really good, the sky slowly opened from the direction of the sunset and at the same time the rain with its large drops was still enough.

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Rare halos

29.5.2023 at 14.59 - 19.20 - Lohja (IV)
Paula Mattila

In the afternoon, widespread upper cloud and halos appeared starting at 22ys. The horizon ring was completely visible for a short time, but there was scattered lower cloud in the sky, which made it difficult to see a possible brightening of the 120-degree side sun.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Several halo forms

27.5.2023 at 18.00 - 20.45 - Kurikka, Jurva (II)
Timo Nevala, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The halos of the day were characterized by speed. A single halo could appear and fade away in just a few minutes. Only the 22° tire remained visible for a long time in the evening. In fact, that also appeared a few times in the afternoon in the same way for a few minutes. All the other halos of the day were dim except the side sun, which was downright eye-catchingly bright, for a while. Main image 1 is the unprocessed image at 19:55. At that time, the upper part of the 22° tire looked somehow strange: unusually thick and unclear, as if there was something else there, but the eyes could not tel...

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27.5.2023 at 20.00 - 21.00 - Lempäälä (IV)
Ari Haavisto, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The 114-kilometer Maurolycus is next to Barocius & Barocius B, which resembles a gigantic shoe print.

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27.5.2023 at 23.16 - Helsinki (IV)
Tuomas Salo, Ursa (Helsinki)

I photographed the crescent moon, the craters of which were clearly distinguished by the terminator. I processed the second image with autostacker with pionoma 21 images and post-processed the image with astrosurface.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Glory on air

27.5.2023 at 14.00 - Kouvola, Utti (IV)
Vesa Toropainen

Traditional aerial observations of the cloud arc and glory on a glider jump.

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