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Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

2.7.2022 at 17.29 - 18.15 - Kurikka (V)
Marko Myllyniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

I started to watch the clouds rising in the sky sometime after five, when a "cauliflower" was rolling in the direction of Jurva for the first time, which, however, quickly moved to bad observation stations. Fortunately, however, an impressive-looking anvil was approaching from the direction of Kauhajoki, which I took as my shooting target. Picture series 1-4 are about the approach of a thundercloud, which were taken with the phone's own camera program, either with a normal or wide-angle camera. Photos 5-6 of the lightning produced by the thundercloud were taken with the Lightning Camera ap...

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Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

2.7.2022 at 18.00 - Vesilahti (I)
Markku Ruonala

A few gusts, a few flashes of lightning and a lot of water, that's what this thunderstorm offered.

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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

2.7.2022 at 16.30 - 17.15 - Raahe
Jarkko Alatalo, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

I photographed the approach of the thunder front until the first strong gusts of wind. The most severe lightning and rain seemed to fall closer to the coast here than at my observation location. Lightning flickered a bit, but when you looked at the radar images, it showed quite a bunch of lightning in the area.

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694 Ekard

18.6.2022 at 00.58 - 01.05 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (III)
Kari Laihia, Tomi Taskinen, Toni Veikkolainen, Porin Karhunvartijat

694 Ekard (A909 VC,1909 JA,1951 CD1) a central main belt asteroid imaged on the first evening of the 2022 June talcos. The asteroid was discovered by the American astronomer Joel Hastings Metcalf at the Taunton Observatory on November 7, 1909. Dr. astronomer priest Metcalf has discovered a total of 41 asteroids and comets 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf and 97P/Metcalf-Brewington. The asteroid got its name from Drake University, whose name is translated. Drake University was founded in 1881 by George T. Carpenter, a teacher and pastor, and Francis Marion Drake, a Union general during the Civil War. Drake ...

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Other storm phenomenon

2.7.2022 at 16.00 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Mavicci was on duty for a long time making videos, but the lightning must have struck inside the clouds, because despite the constant rumbling, I couldn't get them in the picture. I was expecting funnel clouds from the south side of the city, but they didn't come either. I had to settle for messy rain walls this time too :(

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Lightning photo

2.7.2022 at 03.30 - 07.00 - Lieto (III)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Nice morning. Flashing was pretty lazy. Talk and decent pictures later.

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At least 5 lightning strikes seen

2.7.2022 at 02.45 - 06.00 - Turku (III)
Paula Mattila

In the morning, thunder came from the sea within earshot sometime before three, it was still an hour before sunrise but it was bright, lightning was visible at a steady pace but rarely, I managed to get one on video. The show continued after sunrise but I had to go back to sleep when the work day was ahead.

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Lightning photo

2.7.2022 at 04.00 - 04.40 - Turku (IV)
Mikko Peussa, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Morning wake-up call with a mobile phone. That lightning strike of the pictures was quite a shock. The first and second images are therefore the same jumble of consecutive frames.

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26.12.2021 at 02.36 - 02.50 - Lempäälä, Sääksjärvi
Teemu Syväjärvi

I also photographed our orbit on the night before Boxing Day through my Newtonian telescope with my iPhone 7 smartphone.

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Primary rainbow

1.7.2022 at 22.16 - Kangasala (I)
Jukka Oravasaari

A very modest clip of a rainbow as an observation of a dog walk.

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Dim night shining clouds

27.6.2022 at 02.00 - 02.45 - Laitila (II)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

I only noticed the visible night clouds shortly before two. I decided for a moment whether to go to sleep or dive into the Finnish summer night. The latter option won. Not a very bright set, but quite well visible. Afterward, the bumps appeared a little more visible when developing the photos. The summer night was really bright, on the other hand, these are great nights to be on the move. The summer night in Finland has its own atmosphere that you just have to go and experience :) Yes, and a billion ethuntraseitenviis mosquitoes that everyone also got to experience at the same time. You can ac...

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Crepuscular rays

26.6.2022 at 00.53 - 01.20 - Uusikaupunki (V)
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat

I went to Kallela in Kalanni to photograph the impressive shadow of the earth. The idea was to compose the horses plus the shadow of the earth in the same picture, but this time I came home with a different horse, luckily the horses were another realized element in the pictures. It's not the first time that the phenomenon being photographed changes to another on the fly. It was almost necessary to try to fit the handsome twilight rays into the same picture with the four-legged ones. The rays were really impressive. I remember that in 2017 there were similar red rays reaching far to the wes...

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One halo form

1.7.2022 at 16.45 - Riihimäki (I)
Vesa Toropainen

22r and "rainbow", this is also a kind of double observation ????

Earth's shadow

30.6.2022 at 22.50 - 23.02 - Helsinki (III)
Tuomas Salo, Ursa (Helsinki)

I photographed the earth's shadow, which showed a peculiar coil in the atmosphere in two pictures taken at different times from the same place. apparently in the case of anti-twilight.

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Several halo forms

1.7.2022 at 14.02 - 18.35 - Kangasala (II)
Tero Sipinen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Weak but diffuse. EDIT: Many halo-free hours in between (or at least I didn't bother, if there were halos) but let's instill the same passion. So later I noticed again a weak halo ring and/or 22 upper side (picture 2). During processing, it appeared that it was 22r and 22ys. And 46x was also included (x this time maybe rather ys than r). (Figure 3). After a while I noticed a very weak zyk (picture 4). The 46 was still not visible visually, just like the 22r was no longer visible either (in the processed image, a clip of it is also included). And when zyk was in the sky, he knew how to ...

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One halo form

1.7.2022 at 14.10 - Kangasala (I)
Jukka Oravasaari

The heat continues.. Today there is also an upper cloud and with it a weak cumulus.

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Antisolar rays

30.6.2022 at 21.45 - 23.00 - Salla (IV)
Jussi Säily, Ursa (Helsinki)

A strange light phenomenon caused by the midnight sun was visible in the evening from the pier of the cottage in Lapland, facing south. In the sky, a clear light line was visible first vertically. The border turned to the left at an angle of about 45 degrees in less than an hour, otherwise remaining in place. Could it be anti-twilight?

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1.7.2022 at 01.00 - Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja (I)
Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

I shot this less frequently photographed Sharless catalog item with a Spanish remote. Quite an interesting object that resembles a dark fog.

Primary rainbow

1.7.2022 at 06.04 - Turku (III)
Paula Mattila

A short-lived rainbow for the beginning of July.

Negative observation of missing night shining clouds

1.7.2022 at 01.20 - 02.15 - Helsinki
Pentti Arpalahti

Now there was nothing. I went through the observation sites to the east, north and west.

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