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Active aurora band

3.12.2021 at 19.00 - 22.30 - Salla (III)
Dennis Lehtonen

There was again an atmosphere of four hours standing in the snow. The first repos could be seen sometime around 5 pm, but I didn't go anywhere before 7 pm. There is a snowmobile route 1 km south of the center of Salla. Of course, not the best area in terms of light pollution, but a short distance and just fine snowy trees in the swamp area. The lights were quite bright but mostly stable. Of course, there was a lot of movement from time to time. The frost meter showed -24 when he got home. Predict even -38 for tomorrow.

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Light pillars

29.11.2021 at 22.00 - 22.30 - Salla (II)
Dennis Lehtonen

I went outside to take out the trash and noticed bright individual rays in the southern sky. A little puzzled, I wonder if there is a northern lights? However, the curves weren’t so promising, so I found that option quite unlikely. I turned my gaze toward the center of the municipality and noticed a rather tense beam. I thought there were even great artificial light pillars. I went to take a picture of the driveway and sent it to the telegram group. Miettinen Ville pointed out that there would be map halves. From this I rejoiced somewhat and set off to run towards the center where the rays of ...

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Active aurora band

28.11.2021 at 21.00 - 23.15 - Salla (III)
Dennis Lehtonen

Today there were great bright northern lights that covered about half the sky. Unfortunately, the clouds covered the other half of it and later both. The outside gauge showed -27 degrees and the camera's batteries are pretty weak, as they clot quickly. I didn't bother 100m beyond the backyard to leave.

One halo form

22.10.2021 at 22.10 - 22.11 - Salla (III)
Dennis Lehtonen

It should be the third evening in the tube when you hear there is a ring. The sky is sooty, so the northern lights can hardly be used.

One halo form

20.10.2021 at 00.10 - 00.11 - Salla (III)
Dennis Lehtonen

Töhnää was in the early evening in the sky with northern lights, but around midnight it became clearer when the moonlight came out better. The northern lights, however, escaped. Pajamas on top of a tea cup in hand I went to the rinkula to take another picture.

All-sky aurora

19.10.2021 at 21.00 - 22.00 - Salla (IV)
Dennis Lehtonen

When I reached Suhru Ruuhijärvi, I was practically in the state of mind that I could tread straight back home. Lots of bustle in the sky and a bright full moon. The lake was also partially frozen and no reflection images would be obtained. It was really cold there too, my outside gauge looked -12 and on the lake that always feels worse. Even your fingers are always frozen when you adjust the camera. As for the northern lights, they pretty much covered the whole sky at several moments, the brightness just moderately, sometimes with a nice movement. The moon also had a great halo. Worth monitori...

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All-sky aurora

12.10.2021 at 23.00 - 23.01 - Salla (V)
Dennis Lehtonen

There were great northern lights last night. It is a pity that they could be watched mainly from the Sodankylä sky camera, as Salla and Posio seem to be the only Cloudy places in Lapland. Here, however, it was somehow visible at some point through the fool. At 2 o'clock at a time when many hours of giant fires were running out like a wall then the sky was perfectly clear.

Active aurora band

29.9.2021 at 01.30 - 02.00 - Salla (III)
Dennis Lehtonen

It has been quite gray this month for the northern lights. The clouds were endless, or if clear weather happened to be then the northern lights were dim. Corona mass eruptions will pass the earth or if they hit then the sky will certainly be cloudy. This evening, too, began quite pessimistically. Now, for three evenings, large kp values had been predicted, which never materialized. Even clear weather had been promised for most of the evening, but it was at least four hours in the cloud. I was already thinking about treading home, enough fresh air had accumulated for one day. However, I still w...

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Rocket-related clouds

28.9.2021 at 00.08 - 00.12 - Salla (I)
Dennis Lehtonen

I saw a rocket from the Sodankylä sky camera sometime around 22:30 and wondered if it could show up in the sky again later. I went out in the dim northern lights to stare with the family leaving in the morning back in the SME area. I took pictures of them with the northern lights and noticed a rocket behind them. There was a rush to describe it. The 14mm focal length at first seemed pretty too wide, at the time I thought some longer esm 50mm would have been nice. I suddenly ran to get the longest lens I owned, i.e. 20mm. I took a few pictures of both as well as real-time videos. After all, the...

Several bright halo forms

26.9.2021 at 23.35 - 00.10 - Salla (III)
Dennis Lehtonen

Shortly before midnight, I went outside to watch the state of the sky in terms of northern lights. Above my head I saw a very colorful arc which I assumed to be northern lights. I was a little confused though, as the northern lights values were completely non-existent. I picked up the camera and took pictures with my hand. I wondered why the arc wasn't green on the camera screen and then I realized I wanted it. The tripod was in the tailgate of the car, I went to ask for the keys to the car so during that time the sky had gone to the cloud and when the clouds disappeared half an hour later...

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Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

17.9.2021 at 22.00 - 02.00 - Salla (II)
Dennis Lehtonen

The best northern lights are visible when it is cloudy. The clouds shone green in every direction throughout the evening and from time to time the movement of bright arches behind the clouds was visible. Northern Norway, on the other hand, was very clear and northern lights were visible all the way to the southern parts of Estonia.

All-sky aurora

10.9.2021 at 22.00 - 04.00 - Salla (V)
Dennis Lehtonen

You will reach the full sky in about six hours. There were bright, sharp-shaped fires in the early evening, but after that they were blurry and hazy. The first ones I photographed from the yard followed by a pedal bike to Ruuhijärvi. There were problems with moisture as the heating bank power bank remained at home. So the lens misted. So back to the backyard. Sometime around 03, the northern lights started to be really dark blue. Few have seen it that day bluish.

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Rocket-related clouds

9.9.2021 at 23.07 - 23.10 - Salla (V)
Dennis Lehtonen

Too many good rocket pictures on the forum, poorer here. I was piling up a truck in Sallatunturi so a bright comet-like phenomenon was visible in the side eye. I took a handy video of it with lousy settings. Here's a single square from a cloud gap. After the 20s, that brightened significantly

Sun

9.9.2021 at 09.30 - Salla (IV)
Dennis Lehtonen

C2 flare left last night. The next couple of evenings would promise clear here if you could watch it on some bigger northern lights display.

Half-sky auroras

5.9.2021 at 00.00 - 03.00 - Salla (IV)
Dennis Lehtonen

The northern lights forecast for the evening was really poor, but bz occasionally dropped slightly to negative, so it produced a wide-ranging northern lights show even though there was little brightness. It was about -5 degrees below zero at night.

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Quiet aurora band

30.8.2021 at 01.20 - 02.20 - Salla (II)
Dennis Lehtonen

I went to the yard every now and then to see if anything could be seen there. The Bz values were very positive for the evening, but somewhere in between there was a short spike for the negative. Something small was visible in the high northern sky, there was a small dance and momentarily bright. Above the head some shapes, but remained dim. In the morning it is already frosty and huge amounts of fog.

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All-sky aurora

27.8.2021 at 22.30 - 02.00 - Salla (V)
Dennis Lehtonen

Yesterday I saw the first northern lights of the season, which were quite dim, partly because the sky is still very light and I told myself that the week is waiting for the sky to darken and then look new. Today, however, I watched the northern lights curves and the time at the pin was. As usual, I pedaled by bicycle to Salla Ruuhijärvi sometime after 10 pm and already in the middle I noticed a huge northern lights above the head. I stopped on the road, conveniently under the street lamps, and took a couple of pictures with the camera by hand. The stars did suffer because I didn’t bother bothe...

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Quiet aurora arc

26.8.2021 at 23.18 - 23.19 - Salla (II)
Dennis Lehtonen

On the phone, I photographed the northern lights on Suhru Ruuhijärvi. The pretty unnecessarily light sky is still there if you try again next week. The winter clothes were on, but I could have put on an ice coverall right away because it was cold there. Probably a cause of humidity.

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Sun

15.8.2021 at 11.00 - 11.01 - Salla (III)
Dennis Lehtonen

Sun from this day in the backyard. It was really cloudy, but a little gap was found. It's already in a cloud. The first image is negative and all images have 400 square stacks. Stacked with car wrapper, processed in Photoshop. I have been monitoring the situation of the sun through the internet almost daily, but there has been no spectacle there in a while. Today I glanced and noticed on the edge of that huge rut, I had to photograph it. Lunt LS50, ZWO ASI290MM.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Several halo forms

3.8.2021 at 04.30 - 04.31 - Salla (II)
Dennis Lehtonen

I peeked out the window in the morning and the halo phenomenon caught my attention. Certain shapes were pretty bright. Pictures of iphone 11 pro maxilla.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 5.12.2021 klo 9.53.