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Rocket-related clouds

29.4.2022 at 22.59 - 23.01 - Tampere
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

Rocket launch. The rocket launch, which was widely seen, was also recorded in the eastern weather camera of Ursa in Tampere. Selected images from the recording here. The last couple of dry ones have been croped and I also added a timestamp to them. The video can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6PCnT7c1G8&ab_channel=TampereenUrsa

Images: 8 pcs

Sun

22.4.2022 at 09.30 - 10.00 - Tampere (IV)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

Solar photography has now been launched here in Tampere as well. The weather was not perfect but still fully descriptive. Images are stained: orange is a broadband visual, red is Hydrogen alpha, and purple is CaK at wavelengths.

Images: 7 pcs

Active aurora band

14.4.2022 at 23.33 - 04.17 - Tampere (III)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

Northern lights that lasted all night appeared in the sky as the evening darkened into night. The night sky is no longer completely dark at this time of year, so the contrast between the repos and the background sky wasn’t quite what one might have expected: the northern lights looked a little modest. The northern lights activity was visible until dusk and probably continued until the early hours of the morning. Here are a few pictures of the best moments, the last couple of pictures are already at dusk.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

13.4.2022 at 00.55 - 04.13 - Tampere (II)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

Very dim and calm northern lights at night in Tampere. The brightest moments took place between 1 and 2 p.m., for about 45 minutes. In those moments, the northern lights were so bright that they could be separated from the sky with the naked eye. The camera recorded the repos from 1 o'clock until dawn, ie until about 4.15 am. Here are a few pictures of the brightest moments. The last image is from the dim phase of the northern lights, when only the camera could detect them.

Images: 4 pcs

Half-sky auroras

13.3.2022 at 19.00 - 05.00 - Tampere (IV)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

Northern lights were noticeable almost all night. In the morning night they dimmed and in the evening there were long breaks, when only a dim northern lights were visible in the sky. But the repos at times were bright and fast-moving. Here are a few pictures in random order.

Images: 8 pcs

Half-sky auroras

10.2.2022 at 18.50 - 06.00 - Tampere (IV)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

The northern lights blazed all night, although the brightest moments were experienced and seen in the evening and evening. Here is a picture from the video camera of the Ursa Observatory in Tampere. In the brightest moments of the evening, the northern lights extended from east to west and probably Korona was also visible. Our Allsky camera is out of the game, so it’s certainly not possible to argue that the corona is visible. In the morning and at night, an arc of northern lights of varying brightness was seen. It only disappeared from view at dusk.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Quiet aurora band

24.1.2022 at 23.00 - 02.30 - Tampere (II)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

A calm northern lights belt and some rays were recorded in the northern camera of Tampere's Ursa. I was expecting a little brighter fire but for some reason the magnetic restlessness did not develop to the degree of a storm.

Images: 6 pcs

Active aurora band

15.1.2022 at 01.45 - 05.10 - Tampere (III)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

The northern lights of the morning began as a calm arc but very quickly turned into an active belt with rays. The fast-moving fires were that in some images they appear more or less diffuse.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

A fireball at night, brigter than the venus

21.11.2021 at 00.13 - Tampere (III)
Kari A. Kuure, Markku Lintinen, Tampereen Ursa

The long-seen car was recorded in the northern and eastern cameras of Tampere's Ursa. Here is a preliminary image from the video. Unfortunately, every second picture is missing due to technical issues. I will update the pictures as soon as I can build more of them. 22.11.2021 update. Here are a couple more photos that were manually excavated from the video containing the errors one frame at a time. Unfortunately, not everything was saved, but some were. The added images are from the north and east cameras.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Active aurora band

20.11.2021 at 22.45 - 01.30 - Tampere (III)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

The clear evening made it possible to record the dim northern lights in a video camera located at the Ursa observatory in Tampere. The northern lights had several different shapes from the gauze to the active belt. As a small specialty, the lower edge of the arc of northern lights was also unusually bright and wide for a while. The brightest stages took place around 11 p.m. and midnight. Eventually, the clouds increased, obscuring the view of the sky.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon

11.11.2021 at 04.52 - Tampere (III)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

A bright car with a duration of about 5 seconds was stored in the northern camera of Ursa in Tampere. I summed up the video from the individual images and made an edited video that can be found at this link (YouTube).

Quiet aurora band

8.11.2021 at 23.25 - 00.30 - Tampere (II)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

Clear weather allowed distant northern lights to appear. The dim northern lights began to appear on the north-facing video camera at about 11 p.m., but the northern lights actually brightened about half an hour later. The brightest moments were between about 23.40 and 23.45. Here are a few pictures and videos on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXcvM8SmGPk

Images: 6 pcs

Active aurora band

18.10.2021 at 21.00 - 07.00 - Tampere (III)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

The northern lights of the night of 18/19.10.2021 were active and bright at the time of the strongest sub storm, which began at about 00.50 and lasted for about half an hour. Before that, when the evening was dark enough (about 9.45 pm), a dim and calm belt of northern lights appeared in the sky, where dim rays occasionally appeared. Going towards midnight, the activity increased, the belt turned into an arc of northern lights where randomly moving brightenings and the formation of rays were occasionally seen. Then, shortly before 1 o'clock (Finnish summer time), bright and very active nor...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

12.10.2021 at 21.00 - 23.59 - Tampere (III)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

Northern lights from cloud crevices and partly through clouds. The G1-class magnetic storm brought with it northern lights, which were also visible in Tampere. However, the cloud cover was relatively strong, so this time we only had to settle for repos visible through cracks and through the clouds. I also uploaded the video to YuoTube's Ursa channel in Tampere, the address is AB2021102

Images: 4 pcs

Active aurora band

22.9.2021 at 03.00 - 03.20 - Tampere (III)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

In the middle of the night, the northern lights brightened again and here are a few pictures of this eruption.

Images: 7 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

21.9.2021 at 23.00 - 02.00 - Tampere (II)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

We see the northern lights in the sky lit by the full moon. As the cloud cover receded, the north camera on the observatory recorded a dim arc of northern lights and occasionally associated rays. The bright moonlight brightened the background sky so the contrast remained low. Times are UTC times.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Sun

10.9.2021 at 12.30 - 12.35 - Tampere (III)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

As the cloudiness receded a bit, I managed to find a relatively clear opening in the upper clouds from which I photographed the Sun and its abundant spots. However, the aperture was not entirely clear as a thin upper cloud did appear, however, and it emerged in the post-processing of the image, as everyone will surely notice it in this image. Today’s sunspot count, 124, is relatively high at this time of the sunspot period. Indeed, it appears that the activated has evolved remarkably rapidly in a higher direction when compared to predictions. On September 11, 2021, I added a 2 × magnified and ...

Images: 2 pcs

Aurigidit

31.8.2021 at 19.30 - 01.30 - Tampere (IV)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

A total of 18 aurigids were recorded on Ursa's new weather camera in Tampere on its first night. In addition to these, two sporades were recorded and one aurigid was recorded in the east camera, but it is probably the same as that recorded in the north camera. We’ve switched to using UTC time in camera timestamps because it looks like we won’t be able to get rid of daylight saving time for anything in the very next few years.

Images: 6 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

10.8.2021 at 23.00 - 02.30 - Tampere (IV)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

The night clouds appeared at about 11 p.m. and were visible in the morning at night. Here are some pictures and videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVFs_4ZlWCw

Images: 8 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

19.7.2021 at 00.00 - 03.00 - Tampere (IV)
Kari A. Kuure, Tampereen Ursa

The night cloud season in Tampere finally began. A few nights ago there were the first signs of the beginning of the season in the sky, but then they were no longer visible. Now the nights have already darkened a bit and the season has begun. Here are a few pictures and videos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaLO_gIUOxY

Images: 7 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 23.5.2022 klo 14.55.