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All-sky aurora

24.3.2023 at 00.30 - 03.00 - Mäntyharju, Miekankoski (V)
Jukka Kytömäki

The sky is full of corona, corona and corona again. The whole sky is full of handsome shapes and colors. Also plenty of fluttering in every direction, as well as at the top. Figure 1. to the north. Figure 3. to the south. Figure 8. to the south.

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Rocket-related clouds

23.3.2023 at 20.24 - 20.55 - Tampere (IV)
Markku Lintinen, Tampereen Ursa

The Kiiruna rocket launch, which had been awaited for many nights, and its observation finally succeeded in overtime. The clouds lingering in the northern sky until the very end kept the tension high. The picture is a speeded-up video of the brightest phase of the event.

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Rocket-related clouds

23.3.2023 at 20.26 - 20.38 - Kuusamo, Käylä (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Many evenings were spent in vain, but this evening was rewarding. A handsome rocket launch from Kiruna was perfectly visible in Käylä. The fine popping phases were visible one after the other and finally turned like the northern lights, apparently due to the earth's magnetic field. After the launch, the aurora borealis lit up the entire sky. Great evening!

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

23.3.2023 at 20.35 - Oulu (V)
Jaakko Asikainen, Oulun Arktos

The Swedish Space Corporation's probe rocket BROR was finally able to set off from Kiiruna, I was filming a light show at Oulu's Pyykösjärvi. The rocket rose to 100 kilometers, spreading colorful barium clouds for research purposes. Surprised at how fast the rocket rose (the first cloud appeared less than a minute after launch), I excitedly clicked the pictures. The plane going north conveniently hit a couple of pictures, but as a much nicer surprise, the northern lights themselves decided to take part in the show. Unbelievable luck, this was the last chance to launch the rocket and th...

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

22.3.2023 at 01.45 - 02.15 - Puolanka (II)
Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

I booked a cabin in Puolanga mostly for skiing purposes. However, the time was such (spring equinox) that the aurora borealis would occur more easily. Well, nothing miraculous was promised, but last night when I woke up, looking out the window, I still saw a reposcar. So I put on warm clothes and went outside to photograph and admire. Worth it. I can't remember the last time I saw clear green in the northern lights. As a dot on the i, I still saw a moderately bright shooting star. The last photo is the first and was taken with a cell phone camera from the inside through the window.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Telescopic comet PANSTARRS

21.3.2023 at 22.16 - 23.10 - Valtimo (II)
Veli-Pekka Häkkinen

New comet imaged 364P/2018 A2(PANSTARS). Brightness class 13.98m. Using TS 0.67X Reducer.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs


22.3.2023 at 03.20 - 03.22 - Hankasalmi, Murtoinen (III)
Arto Oksanen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The line of Starlink satellites in the images of Hankasalmi observatory's automatic allsky camera.

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Cosmos 1626

22.3.2023 at 00.20 - Vaasa (V)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

OsmoAction was on duty again on the roof. At 9:35 p.m., the fireball didn't hit the filming area, but later there was an incredibly bright short flash in one of the photos. That satellite seems to have traveled with those screams at that time. Must be its twinkle. Later, the northern lights also appeared. His own observation about them.

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Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

21.3.2023 at 22.16 - 22.25 - Keitele (II)
Tuija Liunala, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

first I saw a green plant and then a "bundle of rays" green color pale and bright.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

21.3.2023 at 21.36 - Mikkeli (III)
Jarmo Villstedt

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 8 pcs