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Pearl clouds

13.1.2022 at 11.52 - 14.43 - Malung, Sverige (I)
Susanne Olsson

Nice colors in the sky.

Images: 4 pcs

Aurora rays

3.2.2021 at 23.23 - 23.59 - Malung, Sverige (III)
Susanne Olsson

Suddenly a small "cloud drop" appears to the left of the sky. Do not know why I take a picture of it but see in the picture that it is purple and it gets longer and longer and it gets very exciting. Later I saw that it was Steve who had come and shown himself to me.

Images: 4 pcs

Diffuse glow

14.1.2022 at 20.28 - Malung, Sverige (I)
Susanne Olsson

It was at the beginning at 20.30 on 14 January before the big northern lights started that I saw that the northern lights green were in waves like dunes. It was a sharp moon and quite weak so it was a bit difficult to capture in the picture, but I managed to get it a bit.

Moon surface feature

17.1.2022 at 22.44 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Hausen Hausen, located on the edge of the west-southwestern vibration zone, appears intermittently disappearing from time to time on the dark side. The diameter of the crater is 167 km. In the middle of the stepped curbs there is a complex cluster of peaks. The picture shows a gorge that divides the cluster into two parts. It is interesting to explore the area using a 3-D globe / QuickMap compiled from LROC sonar data. Especially with the Fly around function, you can adjust the flight altitude and marvel at the complex structures of the mountain slopes, such as the giant cliffs that have rolle...

Aurora rays

15.1.2022 at 00.05 - 00.30 - Nyköping,Sweden (III)
Robert Lock

I had been out a couple of hours earlier and captured the Northern Lights with the camera but it was quite faint and barely visible to the naked eye. I went home and was about to go to bed and sleep when I received a message from a friend that now it is dancing in the sky. I got dressed and went out to a field nearby where I live and saw a pretty strong green glow in the sky. The Northern Lights danced on quite properly and then came a lovely bright red color that moved beautifully.

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora band

14.1.2022 at 21.00 - Höganäs (II)
Philip Forsman

Saw stripes of light in the sky from my house, went out and took pictures then I drove to the coast to see it better in the dark.

Images: 5 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

14.1.2022 at 20.00 - 21.15 - Varberg (II)
Mikael Johansson

These waves was seen from around 20:00 hrs to 21:15 hrs in growing size. They disappeared almost completetly after a burst of Aurora rays around 21:15. Westcoast of Sweden - Varberg. Image taken 20:35 hrs.

Earth's shadow

18.1.2022 at 09.07 - 09.31 - Kuusamo, Alakitka (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

From the morning I went on a pearl cloud hunt to the fishing port of the lower friction when the dawn was already quite intense while watching from home. Upon arrival, the brown dyed the whole sky in shades of pink and orange. But others haven’t seemed to notice the pearlescent, so I’ll put the observation as an umbrella tentatively.

Images: 4 pcs

Active aurora band

14.1.2022 at 20.30 - 21.30 - Märsta (III)
Catharina Nilsson

Northern lights resembling dunes, visible in the sky to the eye. Later that evening, the northern lights became very strong. Urban environment with some light pollution and almost full moon.

Images: 5 pcs

Active aurora band

14.1.2022 at 20.00 - 23.30 - Nurmijärvi (III)
Emma Bruus, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The pale green arc of northern lights that passed over the sky in the early evening revealed that it would be worthwhile to be ready outside. To the north were delicate, green features, with occasional movement. I would pull the camera on the unlit part of the highway. The unfortunate tripod, which had been chosen for the unfortunate trip, was allowed to be held in place at all times so that it would not take off with its cameras. The latter had a deeply missed FFP2 mask. Shortly after 10pm, clear rays entered the belt and a short active dance began. As it faded, a dense cloud curtain that rol...

Images: 3 pcs

Diffuse glow

14.1.2022 at 20.00 - 20.15 - Ovanåker (I)
Erik Nyberg

Combination of diffuse glare WITH WAVES and aurora borealis bands. Perceived it as two different types of aurora borealis going on at the same time. Later, the northern lights became stronger and very active and the waves disappeared.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Active aurora band

15.1.2022 at 23.44 - 02.39 - Flosjöhyttan (III)
Sanna Porter Öhman

Heard you are looking for northern lights cushions. Tried to find reference image but only found one so my pictures may not be relevant for that purpose but I will send anyway. spectacular northern lights it was when it lasted nonstop for three hours. Changed all the time but not at a fast pace. Synthetic clear with the naked eye but the camera showed even better. Has more pictures than these.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

(7482) 1994 PC1

18.1.2022 at 22.31 - 22.37 - Ikaalinen (III)
Jarno Paananen, Tampereen Ursa

Between the clouds, an asteroid (7482), which had quickly passed by ex tempore, was quickly overtaken in 1994 by more than 1.9 million km. I didn’t have time to tune the orbital elements to the pedestal, so I contented myself with photographing the asteroid as a streak with regular tracking. I also tried using the PHD2's comet tracking to track it, but that didn't quite follow. The hole in the clouds didn’t last long, but the second image is the sum of a five-minute shot. There was so much momentum that there was a clear gap between downloading the image from the camera.

Images: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

14.1.2022 at 21.06 - 23.32 - Norrköpingin kunta (III)
Hanna Nilsson

The "cushions" were not clear to the eye, but I discovered it when I took pictures and set the settings on the camera. To the eye, it only looked like an ordinary aurora borealis arch, in a lighter gray that is most common to see this far down in the country when it is not so active. As usual when you see the Northern Lights arc so far down in the country, it looks like a lighter gray arc, so I did not see these "cushions" with the naked eye. However, I had my camera that was taking a timelap and I then saw in the pictures that the northerner got this shape. It's nothing I've seen befo...

Comments: 2 pcs

Aurora rays

14.1.2014 at 19.56 - 20.03 - Gussö, Luleå (III)
Ulf Jonsson, Svenska astronomiska sällskapet (SAS)

It started as usual with a weak arc just above the horizon in the north. After about half an hour, rays began to appear. Its spread to heavy draperies that moved relatively quickly, preferably across the northern part of the sky. Gradually the northern lights subsided and we left the place and went home (about km to the SO). By midnight the northern lights had returned, then across the sky and with a billowing corona in the middle of us. What we perceived as dunes was the northern lights in the lower left part of the pictures.

Images: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

14.1.2022 at 20.30 - Vindeln (III)
Cristofer Eriksson

Northern lights with "dunes" on the left.

One halo form

17.1.2022 at 15.05 - Hyrynsalmi, Ukkohalla (I)
Minna Glad, Kuopion Saturnus

From the most powerful to the sun pillar I have ever happened to see!

Images: 3 pcs

Active aurora band

15.1.2022 at 00.01 - 01.30 - Boo (III)
Tore Liljeqvist

Varying northern lights bands at the northern horizon and upwards. very starry. The Northern Lights were clearly visible, but appeared even more in photos.

Images: 8 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

14.1.2022 at 20.00 - 21.30 - Säffle (II)
Anna Jansson

Arch that was more or less visible during the evening. Duvets that appeared in the camera. Rays came and went for short periods of time.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Active aurora band

14.1.2022 at 16.46 - 20.14 - Luleå (III)
Cristina Casplin

We photographed the northern lights for just over 1 hour and when we uploaded the images to the computer, we discovered the waves that can be seen in the left side of the image. We had never seen this before and became curious.

Search result contains observations from time period 20.12.2021 klo 17.00 - 20.01.2022 klo 17.00.