Reflection rainbow in Tornio
15.10. A piece of reflection rainbow rises from the base of the primary rainbow in this picture, that Tuula Sillanpää took at Tornio River on 13 October. This year, the reflection rainbows have been scarce. The first sighting in Skywarden came no earlier than the end of August, and Sillanpää's observation now is only the third. However, there is still time, the latest case in Warden's statistics is from November, and nothing in principle prevents sightings in December in areas where there is open water.
Fireball swept across the northern lights
14.10. The drab October cloud cover eased its grip on the night of 12/13, when suitably also northern lights were visible. One of those out with camera was Jari Ylinampa, who got lucky with a fireball shooting across the video he took in Rovaniemi. Here are three screenshots, but it is worth checking the actual footage from Ylinampa’s observation.
Milky Way with pen and paper
10.10. Inspired by the Ursa Bongaa 100 challenge, Pekka Rautajoki drew the Milky Way. This was the challenge number 54, a really dark starry sky. "It is always nice to scan with binoculars the abundance of stars and the star clusters at the plane of our home galaxy, but it is still most impressive to look at the cosmos opening over the dark countryside with the naked eye", tells Rautajoki.
A map of Pieksämäki appeared in the sky
5.10. Reflections of outdoor lights in ice clouds high up created last night a map of Pieksämäki in the sky. The phenomenon was photographed with a compact camera by Timo Kantola after he first noticed it from his fireball camera images. “With the naked eye these were barely noticeable,” Kantalo says. From the sky map one can distinguish, for example, the city main street, railway area and the yellow lights illuminated national road 23.
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13.10.2021 at 20.51 - Laitila
Riku Poskiparta, Porin Karhunvartijat
We went with the hostess once again for an evening ride, this time to Laitila Black Lake. We stepped onto the beach to see how the Milky Way would look right. Well, it was visible. My wife already had camera stacks with me by the beach, but I still have it in the car, so the tripod ... the camera is always in my pocket. quickly get a tripod from the car that just didn’t have time for the scenery to change, didn’t have time and grabbed the best picture I’ve ever taken on my cell phone.
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14.10.2021 at 11.30 - 11.45 - Nurmijärvi
On a foggy morning, a clear fog arc on the edge of the foggy area
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14.10.2021 at 14.44 - 14.58 - Hanko
This halo phenomenon was seen on 14.10.2021 in the Hanko sky above the sun at approximately 14.44 - 14.58. Could it be an arc of a zenithal environment or some other arc? For the first time I saw such a halo. Pretty special sight. A small side hall of the sun appeared at almost the same time.
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13.10.2021 at 09.50 - Tornio, Itäranta
A different rainbow was visible above the Tornio River..as if there were reflections of the arch on the side.
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12.10.2021 at 22.00 - 01.15 - Pelkosenniemi ja Savukoski
Encouraged by forecasts (both weather and Northern Lights), the car trip to a clear area rewarded with a myriad of images. Shapes and colors changed almost all the time. Pictures 1-3 Suvanto, Pelkosenniemi and pictures 4-5 Savukoski approx. 00.45-01.15.
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13.10.2021 at 00.00 - 01.25 - Taipalsaari
Even though the weather was foggy and rainy in Lappeenranta and the surrounding areas, I had to go on a "desperate trip" with the camera. Well, it wasn't. On Taipalsaari in Suur-Saimaa from two different points. The first was taken at 0.47 and the second at 1.17.
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12.10.2021 at 22.05 - Sievi
Something for a long time but because of these I had to move from under the clouds to Sievi,
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12.10.2021 at 22.40 - Rovaniemi
When shooting the Northern Lights, a fireball happened to Sony's video.
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13.10.2021 at 18.34 - Porvoo, Sondby
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)
The moon appeared for a long time. The crescent moon emerged behind the clouds of the southern horizon in orange.
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12.10.2021 at 22.30 - Hankasalmi, Murtoinen
Arto Oksanen, Jyväskylän Sirius
The bright northern lights were badly left behind the clouds, but as the sky became clear for a moment, in addition to the high northern lights of the northern sky, a red northern lights belt moving rapidly southward appeared in the zenith. SAR? All night timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K3t70r5gUc
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