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Eye-catching night shining clouds

4.8.2021 at 01.30 - 03.45 - Sysmä (V)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I watched from the sky cameras after midnight that there were illuminating night clouds in the low north. At first I didn’t think to go at all to describe them when they were so low. Shortly before two o'clock, however, the night clouds had brightened and risen somewhat higher, so I took the camera with me and headed to the edge of a nearby field opening to see what the night clouds in the sky looked like. At that time, they were still in a low northeastern small area. Clear belts were visible in the northeast. After taking some pictures, I went back inside. At three o'clock I went to ...

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One halo form

2.8.2021 at 17.10 - 17.16 - Sysmä (I)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

For a short time, a weak 22-degree ring was visible at the front edge of the lower clouds as the cloud front avalancheed to cover the sky.

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Dim night shining clouds

30.7.2021 at 00.45 - 00.58 - Sysmä (II)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Dim clouds illuminating the dim northern sky. The night clouds were mostly left behind the forest. I still went to take a few pictures from the driveway.

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Moon

28.7.2021 at 00.36 - Sysmä (III)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

As I watched the illuminating night clouds, the declining orange Moon also came to be described.

Clearly visible night shining clouds

28.7.2021 at 00.35 - 00.50 - Sysmä (III)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Clearly visible illuminating night clouds in the northern sky from northwest to northeast, long belts and waves. The night clouds are so low that they are largely behind the forest at my observation site. Weather clear, calm, temperatures +19. There were so many mosquitoes in the bouquet that I had to come away.

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Moon

27.7.2021 at 01.10 - Sysmä (III)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The rising yellow moon just before hiding behind the spruce.

Jupiter

23.7.2021 at 01.10 - Sysmä (III)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I watched the bright Jupiter and got the idea to just try to get a picture of its moons with a Canon paperback. Supporting the camera on the porch railing, I somehow stabilized Jupiter on the screen enough to grab a picture of it. The end result was that the two months are clearly visible in the pictures. Would Ganymedes be on the left and Europa on the right?

Noctilucent clouds visible between clouds

22.7.2021 at 00.50 - 01.00 - Sysmä (I)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Overnight clouds. Indeed, a very small cloud gap showed that there are illuminating night clouds behind the clouds. The Hankasalmi camera showed that long belts were rising high. In Sysma, clouds rising from the west quickly began to cover the sky with a cloud, and a gusty wind blew. For ten minutes I watched the situation, but always the more stuffy the sky seemed to go, so I gave up and came away. Pictures 1st Northwest 00:53, 2nd Northeast 00:53, 3rd Northwest 00:57.

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Eye-catching night shining clouds

21.7.2021 at 00.05 - 03.15 - Sysmä (V)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Johan had impressive looking night clouds filling almost the entire sky. Immediately after midnight, a fishbone-like night cloud pattern was visible throughout the southern sky. Long belts were visible from north to south in the middle sky. After one o'clock the night clouds began to fade from the southern sky, but brightened throughout the northern sky. Long belts, herringbone pattern, swirls, gauze and strange patterns. I followed the night cloud display well into the morning. After three o'clock in the morning, as the morning began to dawn, the southern sky was again full of night c...

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Clearly visible night shining clouds

19.7.2021 at 01.00 - 01.55 - Sysmä (III)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Illuminating night clouds were visible in the sky in long belts east and west high. The belts extended from the middle sky all the way to the southern sky at one o'clock. Later, the bands visible in the middle sky faded. Bright belts were still visible in the northeast and northwest, and in the northern sky at 1:45 p.m. Below the long night cloud belt of the east, an area of transverse belts, like a ladder, appeared. The brightness of the pocket is so low that contrast and brightness have been added to the images. Pictures 1. northwest 1:44, 2nd northeast 1:46, 3rd north 1:49.

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Moon

18.7.2021 at 00.02 - Sysmä (IV)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The moon is falling behind the forest.

Hyvin heikkoja yöpilviä

15.7.2021 at 00.50 - 01.40 - Sysmä (I)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In the yard, I went to a hurry to see a little before one could see the illuminating night clouds. In the high east there were very dim night clouds, as well as in the southern sky. To the west and north I did not see the situation because of the forest, and I could not bear to go to a more open place to look at the situation. I went outside at 1:40 to look at the sky, but then only a very dim dull night cloud was visible in the eastern sky. Pictures taken with paperback with auto setting, so poorly visible in pictures. Exposure and contrast added by image processing to images. The sky was cle...

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Dim night shining clouds

14.7.2021 at 01.45 - 01.50 - Sysmä (II)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In the northeastern sky, a very small area showed waves of illuminating night clouds. There was no proper visibility in other directions due to edge obstructions. The sky is clear, calm, temperatures of +20 degrees.

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Clearly visible night shining clouds

13.7.2021 at 00.28 - 02.00 - Sysmä (III)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The illuminating night clouds began to appear dim after midnight high in the west, east, and south sky, but then they disappeared. In the northern sky, night cloud bands were visible from the entire width of the sky at 1 o'clock, in the northeast a particularly brighter night cloud cluster (Fig. 1 1:17). By two o'clock the night clouds had risen almost to zenith, filling half the sky. The sky was clear, the weather was calm, the temperature was +19. There were commendably enough mosquitoes. Pictures 1. Northeast 1:17, 2nd west 00:32, 3rd northwest 1:15, 4th north 2:00.

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Clearly visible night shining clouds

12.7.2021 at 01.25 - 01.55 - Sysmä (III)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Illuminating night clouds were visible almost the entire length of the sky, most right in the zenith and also extended to the southern sky. I didn’t see the north direction properly because of the forest, but there also seemed to be high-reaching belts there. An arch resembling a horseshoe formed in the southern sky. Pictures 1. south 01:31, 2. zenith 02:32, 3. north 01:36, 4. east 01:36, 5. south 01:53.

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Several halo forms

3.6.2021 at 15.42 - 17.10 - Sysmä (II)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In the afternoon clouds the halo ring varied, 22 ys arches appeared for a while. Images 1. 15:42, 2. 15:51, 3. 16:42, 4. 16.45, 5. 17:10.

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One halo form

1.6.2021 at 19.48 - Sysmä (I)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In the evening, the 22-degree ring portion was visible in the upper cloud fibers.

One halo form

25.5.2021 at 19.53 - 20.23 - Sysmä (I)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

A very weak 22-degree ring was visible in the upper cloud fibers as the sun was already setting. Half an hour later, the sky had already receded into a thicker cloud, but a faintly diffuse 22-degree arc was still visible. Figure 1. 19:53, 2. 20:23.

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Kuu

24.5.2021 at 22.53 - Sysmä (III)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Kuu iltataivaalla.

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Yksi halomuoto

23.5.2021 at 14.20 - 18.15 - Sysmä (I)
Arja-Sisko Airila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

22 asteen halorengas näkynyt taivaalla koko iltapäivän ja näkyy himmeänä edelleen nyt kun kello on 18:15. Kuvat 1. 14:23, 2. 15.19

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