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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

18.6.2022 at 23.20 - 01.30 - Sastamala
Markku Ruonala

The first night thunderstorm of the season offered a nice sparkle, of course a big part in the cloud and behind the fog clouds, but also a few nice earthworms, the nearest lightning struck about 600 meters away. The rain was heavy for a while and there was also a light gust, I didn't notice any hail. Most of the observation in Sastamala Häijää, part on the way from Häijää home to Akaas. The pictures were taken at 00.15 and 01.03.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Dim night shining clouds

15.6.2022 at 00.30 - 01.50 - Akaa (II)
Markku Ruonala

For myself, the first night clouds of the summer, there is a clear case at this time of year, of course, these were already "warned" online, so I could wait for them. The eastern sky was covered with clouds, so the night clouds were only visible in 1/8 of the sky, in some parts of Finland this was even a play of the whole sky. All in all, pretty typical early summer night clouds.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Primary rainbow

13.6.2022 at 19.40 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

The heavy rain and the sun, which was glistening between the clouds, gave us an expectation of a better rainbow, but something nonetheless.

Corona

6.6.2022 at 22.30 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

Clear sunsets and pine pollen in the air, so I had to go check it out. After all, the perimeter of the time of fall was visible, but nothing was particularly clear.

Pollen corona

6.6.2022 at 17.50 - Akaa (III)
Markku Ruonala

After a windy and rainy day, today was a rainy day and I immediately saw a handsome pollen ring.

Several halo forms

21.5.2022 at 10.15 - Pori (II)
Markku Ruonala

The sky looked pretty promising for the halos, but it stayed in these two halo shapes.

One halo form

20.5.2022 at 21.40 - Pori (I)
Markku Ruonala

A lonely side sun on a seaside trip in the sky.

One halo form

18.5.2022 at 19.15 - Valkeakoski (I)
Markku Ruonala

A handsome basic hall in the evening sky photographed from Vanaja beach.

One halo form

5.5.2022 at 11.50 - Akaa (I)
Markku Ruonala

The basic halo stumbled from the sky during the hour.

Mirage

2.5.2022 at 23.40 - Valkeakoski
Markku Ruonala

Upon observing the encounter between the moon and Mercury, the atmosphere twisted the moon so much that an interesting-looking small cloth would walk at the bottom of the sickle.

Moon and Mercury

2.5.2022 at 23.00 - 23.45 - Valkeakoski (III)
Markku Ruonala

For a long time Mercury was properly visible, the discovery of which was greatly facilitated by a nearby crescent moon. The Pleiades were also recorded in some of the images of the encounter. The observation conditions were not very springy, as the observer standing by the lake was caressed by the brisk and fresh north wind. Sure, the wind and the icy ice packed on the shore created a pleasant rustling sound for the darkening spring work.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Primary rainbow

28.4.2022 at 20.45 - Valkeakoski (III)
Markku Ruonala

The first rainbow of the season came to the fore as a result of a reasonably heavy but short-lived downpour.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Several halo forms

3.4.2022 at 14.10 - Akaa (II)
Markku Ruonala

A lazy observer contented himself with filming the halos of the day from the home balcony.

Comments: 2 pcs

Moon

2.4.2022 at 21.20 - Valkeakoski
Markku Ruonala

In good conditions, one could admire the depression of the crescent moon towards the horizon.

Images: 2 pcs

Diffuse glow

1.4.2022 at 23.45 - 01.30 - Akaa (I)
Markku Ruonala

A couple of hours of waiting and then I gave up, the picture shows the "peak moment" of the observation period, the picture was taken at 1.10

Rare halos

27.3.2022 at 10.45 - 13.30 - Akaa (IV)
Markku Ruonala

He lingered all morning, unfortunately there is no picture of the rare form, but Vesa Toropainen's observation of the same form confirmed what I saw.

Quiet aurora band

26.3.2022 at 21.50 - 22.40 - Akaa (II)
Markku Ruonala

Bz had already bounced on the plus when he came to the observation site, but a handsome arch was visible. After a while, the repos gradually activated into a belt and rays, the activation did not last long. The weather was noticeable due to the spring time and only a little frost, the strong wind was weakening moderately during the day, but yes it felt cold and Puri was heavy.

Diffuse glow

21.3.2022 at 22.20 - Jämsä (I)
Markku Ruonala

One more northern lights were "found" among the holiday photos. Confirmation that these are northern lights, not light pollution, came from other observations. The tree line prevented the lower repos from appearing.

Zodiacal light

21.3.2022 at 21.10 - Jämsä (I)
Markku Ruonala

I was allowed to photograph several evenings before I even got a picture of some sort of zodiac light.

Aurora rays

20.3.2022 at 00.35 - Jämsä (I)
Markku Ruonala

It was only at home that I noticed that repos were also found in the pictures taken with the holiday.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 28.6.2022 klo 18.16.