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Half-sky auroras

6.12.2021 at 01.00 - 02.00 - Salla (IV)
Dennis Lehtonen

Curves and northern lights cameras watched along the evening. At times I even took a look at the situation and there have been hours of fire, but very little interest in going out with the camera. In it, a little after midnight, the arches started to get more height so I went out to the lake 500m away to wait for their brightening. And it didn't take long for it to brighten up, but after a few minutes it was already dim. At best, they covered perhaps 80% of the sky. I took some selfies, I just can't decide what I like the most.

Images: 3 pcs

Light pillars

5.12.2021 at 23.35 - 00.40 - Naantali (II)
Mikko Peussa, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

At first it seemed that no ice crystal formed in the air. However, I looked out of the balcony in the direction of Naantali and there seemed to be some fog low. So I defied the 18-degree frost and went to check on the situation. There was a lot of ice crystal there and the next challenge was to find the shooting locations. I would cycle around the area already desperately when I couldn’t get into the closed areas. Eventually I moved on to the Natural Land side and was pretty fascinated by the views. The pillars were beautiful and the constellations still shone in the sky. I picked up my finger...

Images: 6 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

5.12.2021 at 17.30 - Tampere (III)

A long-lasting fireball flew towards lunch, with plenty of observations from this

Several halo forms

5.12.2021 at 13.55 - 14.35 - Mikkeli (II)
Kati Summanen, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

The left side sun was visible at 1:55 p.m., and the sun pillar at 2:35 p.m. I didn't notice anything else. It was -17-18 degrees below zero.

Images: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

3.12.2021 at 19.56 - 22.11 - Kajaani (III)
Taisto Komulainen

Fortunately, the sky turned out to be the best when the northern lights started appearing in the sky for a couple of hours.

Images: 5 pcs

One halo form

4.12.2021 at 11.00 - 13.00 - Juva (I)
Petri Martikainen, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

Bright sunny day and frost crumbs 15-20 degrees. In this village, a sun column was visible almost all day, which I suppose came from the snow cannons of Hasamäe, because the wind was blowing from there. Elsewhere it was not visible. I also went to Hasamäki to check on the situation, but the mists evaporated to a non-existent distance of a few hundred meters and did not cause any halos. No other shapes were found in the stacks either, so here’s just this one picture.

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

5.12.2021 at 17.30 - Alavus (III)
Jukka Koivisto, Suomenselän Pegasus

As I drove, I noticed a fireball in front of me. Slightly brighter than Jupiter. It progressed in the southern sky towards the southwestern horizon. Progress was quite slow as the car camera video shows its first appearance at 17:30:43 and the last glance at 17:30:49. It went annoyingly behind the tops of the trees and I couldn't push it all the time while driving. It just disappeared behind the trees near the horizon, I didn’t see any glare or flashes. Pictured is the first view in the camera.

Several halo forms

5.12.2021 at 12.45 - 13.15 - Jyväskylä, Soidenlampi (II)
Sari Maanhalla, Jyväskylän Sirius

Rapid frosty day -20. Gliding to the lake. Surprise halos awaited there.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Binocular comet Leonard

5.12.2021 at 06.15 - 06.35 - Valtimo (IV)
Veli-Pekka Häkkinen

Arctic activities get out of a 5:35 warm bed to shoot a comet in -25C weather. All the metal parts burn your fingers.

Comments: 2 pcs

A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

5.12.2021 at 17.30 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

A bright fireball in the shallow southwest sky. Recorded in Nyrölä's sky camera.

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

5.12.2021 at 17.30 - Raisio (III)
Mika Saarinen

I was on the ramp after turning from the Hauninen crossroads in the direction of the center of Raisio when I saw a greenish fireball appearing from the top, finally traveling west. It was visible for about 7 seconds with brightness initially varying back and forth until it faded out of sight. I got a video with the dashboard camera with a clip attached, although the recording on the screen seemed to drop the quality, the original was better but it shows the registration numbers so I don't really bother to make it public here. According to the OSMCompass website, the compass direction of th...

Comments: 7 pcs

Landscape image of a planet

5.12.2021 at 16.59 - Raisio (III)
Mikko Peussa, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Venus shone in the direction of Airisto near the horizon.

Several halo forms

5.12.2021 at 11.19 - Lempäälä (II)
Jukka Oravasaari

Frosty day halos recorded by the co-driver.

Images: 2 pcs

Landscape image of a planet

5.12.2021 at 16.30 - 16.45 - Helsinki (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

That's where Venus peeks out for a long time. It was 15 degrees below zero, so it didn't bother to climb up to Paloheinä hill. But brightly Venus between the trees shines. Jupiter on the left and shy Saturn in the middle. Well demonstrate the orbital plane of the planets. #bongaa100 (solar plane orbit, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn)

Binocular comet Leonard

5.12.2021 at 06.00 - 06.25 - Kangaslampi (III)
Erik Pirtala, Warkauden Kassiopeia

The bright and long-tailed C / 2021 Leonard provided a great opportunity to finally try out comet photography for the first time. 12 minutes exposure in 30sec clip with LRGB filters GSO 6 "Newton ASI1600MM-C Astrodon E-Series LRGB

NGC 488

6.11.2021 at 20.54 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (III)
Toni Veikkolainen, Eero Koivula, Olli-Pekka Joronen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Kari Laihia, Veikko Mäkelä, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

This galaxy seemed to have a beautiful dense spiral structure visible directly from above. The destination is perhaps one of the best in the constellation, which is otherwise not particularly well known for its spectacular DS destinations.

Binocular comet Leonard

5.12.2021 at 05.47 - 05.55 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Viestikallio (III)
Jorma Ryske, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

Comet C / 2021 A1 (Leonard) is relatively close to Earth at 0.42 AU and moves very fast relative to the stars. The attached 15x30s = 7.5min exposed L / Clear filter images show only a portion (less than 1 °) of the comet's long tail, which consists of several rapidly changing fan-shaped structures. Coma diameter 12 '. Figure 1) 15x30s L / Clear filter, stacked according to the comet's optocenter. Start 2021-12-05_0347 UTC. Figure 2) Animation 15 frame 30s, the comet's fast motion is shown during ~ 8 minute exposures. Start 2021-12-05_0347 UTC.

Images: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

5.12.2021 at 00.00 - 02.00 - Valtimo (II)
Eero Karvinen

A lot was expected from the opening wind, but little was given. In the figure, the diffuse arc of the moment when the z-component of the magnetic field of the grid agreed to sink below zero for a moment. The starry sky was unparalleled.

Binocular comet Leonard

5.12.2021 at 05.32 - 06.36 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

Currently, the brightest comet C / 2021 A1 (Leonard) cools in the sky quite a ride, about 9 "/ min.

Images: 3 pcs

Several halo forms

5.12.2021 at 09.20 - 10.30 - Turku,Ruissalo (II)
Paula Mattila

The sunrise on a frosty morning in the Moonlight, the pillar and the side suns were visible above the sea in the ice mist.

Images: 3 pcs

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