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Light pillars

27.11.2021 at 17.14 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Sharp and pretty pillars were visible on the slopes in the evening. Snowmaking was not running over the weekend when the Nordic Opening Games were underway. It freezes at about 20 degrees.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Rare halos

26.11.2021 at 22.00 - 04.30 - Jämsä (IV)
Jari Luomanen, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Great night. The ice mist was extremely dense and my jacket slowly changed from black to almost white as the icing accumulated over the hours. Given how heavy the crystal rain was, the sky remained nicely transparent. Temperatures ranged from -12 to -15. The best stage was, I think, minus fifteen. Although the conditions at the nearest observation stations were the so-called on paper condition, no ice mist took to spread. But then some kind of threshold was crossed and soon there were ice skiers in the area of square kilometers. As I drove away, I noticed that there seemed to be local pockets ...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 8 pcs

Rare halos

19.11.2021 at 18.26 - 18.43 - Pelkosenniemi (IV)
Tuula Hilli

On Friday, November 19, 2021, the time of the full moon was ap. I followed the halo of the moon for a while between 6:26 and 6:43 p.m., but that phenomenon lasted longer. The moonlight used to be heavy, but the fog began to rise and a halo formed. It was over a wide area around the moon, the pictures don’t do it justice.

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 11 pcs

Rare halos

27.11.2021 at 11.46 - Ylöjärvi (IV)
Merja Vedenjuoksu

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Rare halos

27.11.2021 at 11.17 - Ylöjärvi (IV)
Hanna Norvia, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

The business trip was forced to stop to admire the magnificent halos that disappeared soon after filming.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 6 pcs

Rare halos

26.11.2021 at 13.24 - 13.40 - Jalasjärvi (IV)
Arto Ranto

It was lightly rained.

Comments: 1 pcs

Binocular comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

26.11.2021 at 21.30 - Kuusamo
Voitto Pitkänen

The fog cloud interrupted the observation of the comet this time, but something came to light up the image of this comet. Then there was no second chance tonight, maybe one other night to succeed.

Comments: 2 pcs

Rare halos

26.11.2021 at 11.40 - Kankaanpää (IV)
Eija Korkiamäki

Before this photo, when I drove to work, I also had a great "bar" in the colors of a vertical rainbow. This remained visible even after the picture.

Comments: 2 pcs

One halo form

26.11.2021 at 11.00 - 12.00 - Vaasa (I)
Juha Varis, Vaasan Andromeda

Side suns on both sides, the image was just another.

Comments: 1 pcs

Binocular comet Leonard

26.11.2021 at 04.42 - 05.51 - Janakkala, Tervakoski (III)
Petri Kuossari, Riihimäen tähtit. yhdistys

Leonard was perfectly visible in the morning despite the moonlight. Hopefully there will be more clear weather by December. This can become a spectacular target if the predictions hold true.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

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