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Eye-catching night shining clouds

3.8.2021 at 23.50 - 01.21 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (V)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

The handsome night cloud show slowly began to rise before midnight. The clouds brightened in the clear sky and rose higher and higher. I would already describe these as eye-catching. The air was pretty cool at about 7 degrees. #bongaa100

Images: 3 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

1.8.2021 at 23.50 - 01.10 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (IV)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

A great night cloud show that brightened closer to one o'clock at night. At the same time, more clouds increased to cover part of the view. #bongaa100

Images: 3 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

27.7.2021 at 23.30 - 01.30 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (IV)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

Finally succeeded with the night clouds. Many evenings have been clear, but I have not seen the nights. These were already visible at 11.30pm in the countries when I went on the observation tour. During the night, they just brightened all the time and the shapes changed a bit. It’s in and out that these could put the attention-grabbing category.

Images: 4 pcs

Moon

13.7.2021 at 23.47 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (IV)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

The crescent moon was visible in the evening sky for a long time. Beautiful colors and yellow moon. Pretty. I had to describe it. #bongaa100

Images: 2 pcs

Crepuscular rays

13.7.2021 at 23.12 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

The rays of twilight just barely stood out with the naked eye. It was also tricky to get the image saved. Behind his back were visible rays of twilight that spread over a wide area, but not very high. The crescent moon was also visible. #bongaa100

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Crepuscular rays

12.7.2021 at 23.46 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

Twilight rays appeared in the sky. Were beautifully colored.

Clearly visible night shining clouds

5.7.2021 at 00.29 - 00.57 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

The illuminated night clouds began to show faintly already during the shadow of the Earth in the southern sky. Gradually they began to brighten and gradually they were visible in every direction. The south side had the best and brightest. The last two pictures have been taken with the camera's HDR setting. #bongaa100

Images: 7 pcs

Earth's shadow

4.7.2021 at 23.54 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

The shadow of the earth was visible again from the cloudless sky, if the illuminating night cloud belts were not included. #bongaa100

Comments: 3 pcs

Earth's shadow

3.7.2021 at 23.53 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

The shadow of the earth was visible in the clear sky moderately.

Earth's shadow

1.7.2021 at 23.50 - 00.33 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

I noticed the shadow of the Earth and set out to photograph it. I took a few frames and the picture also showed the rays of twilight. Pretty weak, but still. It then occurred to me that it might be possible for more rays of twilight to appear. Jess! they also showed up. I haven’t noticed these three at the same time before. There were plenty of flying specimens in the air. #bongaa100

Images: 4 pcs

Primary rainbow

30.6.2021 at 21.11 - Ikaalinen, Iso-Röyhiö (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

The main and side rainbows, these were noticed by the trap and after all it was necessary to stop to describe them.

Images: 3 pcs

Other storm phenomenon

10.6.2021 at 16.27 - Ikaalinen, Luhalahti (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

I went to Luhalahti to see if there was thunder. From the shore of Lake Kyrösjärvi, I looked at the opposite shore, that there was a rain wall and thunder rumbled a lot. 2 verses like this. Of course, they didn't hit the picture. #bongaa100

Images: 4 pcs

Partial solar eclipse

10.6.2021 at 12.51 - 15.12 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (IV)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

It was with luck, when the sky was clear during the partial Eclipse, at the very end a cloud came to obscure the view. Thunder roared in the eastern sky during the eclipse and the cloud gradually rose closer to the sun. I always occasionally snapped pictures of the development of eclipse. #bongaa100

Images: 8 pcs

Other special clouds

9.6.2021 at 20.46 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (IV)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

During the thunderstorm, I noticed a cloud like that with thin layers on top of each other. Thunder roared, but it wasn't quite right. I don’t really know if this is any special cloud, but I hope the maintenance will check it out.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

9.6.2021 at 09.49 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (I)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

22 rings appeared.

Pollen corona

6.6.2021 at 21.58 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

The pollen circle of the pine tree was visible in the evening, when the sun was already at night. Somehow this was a tricky case to describe. However, I got it so as shown. #bongaa100

Images: 2 pcs

Primary rainbow

6.6.2021 at 19.21 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

The first rainbow of the summer, main and side arches. It's raining and shining- it's summer! #bongaa100

Images: 2 pcs

Sunset rays

5.6.2021 at 22.52 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (III)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

In the evening, after sunset, brown rays appeared.

Several halo forms

3.6.2021 at 15.21 - Ikaalinen, Sisättö (II)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

A small salute in the afternoon. 22 ring and top side.

One halo form

25.5.2021 at 14.19 - Ylöjärvi, Elovainio (I)
Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

22 rings were visible in Ylöjärvi.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 6.8.2021 klo 5.24.