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Rare halos

31.3.2023 at 08.15 - 08.22 - Naantali (IV)
Lasse Nurminen

Yesterday, the surface halo workshop, which was found to be promising in my own eyes, did not seem quite as impressive today when the car whizzed by. However, I decided to watch the series because I was prepared for that in time. It took seven minutes to click 101 pictures. After all, there would have been enough for more than a hundred people in the field, but the shoulders and hands started to get tired from holding the camera with the camera. It must have been a smart-looking action in the eyes of a possible bystander, when the guy taps one side step after another in front of the camera. :D...

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

30.3.2023 at 22.00 - 05.00 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

The northern lights of the night in 1.27 min timelapse. The most active phase seems to have been at 11 p.m., but after a calmer period that followed, the fires started again and continued until dawn. Unfortunately, the OsmoAction fisheye lens still hasn't arrived. The video is composed of vertical images to include the zenith. Something like Corona would have been available.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Moon surface feature

29.3.2023 at 20.08 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Yesterday I skied a 7km run on the ice of Lappajärvi. In the middle of an open glacier, the crater lake certainly seemed huge. I related my experience to the Ptolemaic group I photographed on Wednesday by transferring Lappajärvi to the surface of the moon in the correct scale.

Comments: 1 pcs

Half-sky auroras

30.3.2023 at 22.00 - 23.45 - Keitele, Porttila (III)
Tuija Liunala, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

down in the sky a bright green arc above which all kinds of rays across the sky up to the moon. the density number was not perfect and the bright moonlight consumed visible colors, but from time to time even pink rays were visible to the eyes.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Active aurora band

30.3.2023 at 22.30 - 23.30 - Kurikka, Jurva (III)
Timo Nevala, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I was looking at the moon with binoculars when the northern lights started to appear. The object of observation immediately changed to them. It was such a short "burst" of northern lights that lasted about an hour, the most active phase not even that. I probably wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't already happened to be in the yard looking at the sky with binoculars. The aurora borealis rose at its strongest almost to the zenith. The green color was momentarily very clear and strong even when seen with the eyes. The clouds were moving in the sky, sometimes disturbing. There were probably...

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

29.3.2023 at 23.03 - 23.08 - Kokkola
Johannes Karhula

Soyuz - rocket launch as seen from the mast camera. The camera was pointed at about 50 degrees at the time of shooting. The video has been sped up 600%

Comments: 3 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

29.3.2023 at 23.05 - 23.10 - Rauma (IV)
Tapio Nylund, Porin Karhunvartijat

Soyuz 2 rocket launch filmed at Rauma Lamminkulma.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

29.3.2023 at 23.02 - 23.05 - Hyvinkää (III)
Senni Rytkönen, Turun Ursa

I knew how to wait for the rocket launch, so I headed to the balcony around 11 pm to see if I could see it. The sky was clear and the background sky was also nicely dark. I barely had time to open the balcony glass when I noticed a comet-like object traveling in a northeast-northwest direction (classic ysäri model) emerging from behind the trees, which I immediately recognized as the object I came to visit. I had just come from light to dark, so my twilight vision wasn't great, but I could still see my back in the sky, albeit low. I managed to grab a photo as proof with my cell phone and f...

Comments: 2 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

29.3.2023 at 23.03 - 23.06 - Kouvola (IV)
Tero Sipinen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I thought I'd be in a hurry to watch the launch of Soyuz 2.1, but I didn't have time. When I got to the shooting hill with a gust of wind, I looked at the countdown on my cell phone and realized that three princely minutes were left to prepare. I focused and took a couple of test exposures in the sunta of the east and then looked around. The conditions were great, no clouds anywhere. I noticed a red flashing light towards the northwest, which I thought was NH90. There were a couple of them flying over Myllykoski during the day. I turned the camera towards it and clicked while waiting f...

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 11 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

29.3.2023 at 23.05 - 23.10 - Ulvila, Kullaa (I)
Petteri Ahonen, Porin Karhunvartijat

Souyz-2 rocket launch from Plesetsk, Russia, photographed in Ulvila from Palus beach

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

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