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Active aurora band

27.9.2019 at 22.38 - 01.30 - Lahti (III)
Kirsi Volanen

I noticed northern lights in the western sky. There seemed to be a quiet life in the north. Less often, the first observation comes from a direction other than the north. I took the camera and walked to the beach. The lights of the parish campground shone bright on the other side of the lake. When the long streak in the sky was just above the bright lights in place, I thought it was some kind of reflection of the artificial lights. However, I grabbed a few photos of it, for sure. After a while the streak started to break down and I drew my attention to the north, there was greenery and there w...

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Quiet aurora arc

10.8.2019 at 02.04 - Lahti (II)
Kirsi Volanen

There was a brightening in the northern sky and I pointed the camera there. A very dim barely visible arc of northern lights rose low to turn green. It only took a moment and then faded, but from this the nights darken and the northern lights intensify. The starry sky was really magnificent and the Milky Way already stands out clearly. Starfish also whistled in the sky.

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Bright night shining clouds

25.7.2019 at 00.44 - 02.20 - Lahti (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

The surface of the lake was calm, but in the sky the night clouds were properly illuminating properly. at times there were really brightening streaks that looked like slow motion sea foam heads. I had to rub my eyes on whether these were real or not. They were quite real. Whatever is happening there in the upper air of the northeast north, or whether the moonlight has its part in the events. Also below were clouds and even larger clouds, which covered the night observations of this celestial astronaut shortly before half past three. were hilarious.

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Partial lunar eclipse

16.7.2019 at 23.08 - 02.50 - Lahti (III)
Kirsi Volanen

There were plans to photograph the lunar eclipse in the landscapes of the last image, but when the moon's rise did not begin to appear on the pedal bike on the other side of the Salpausselä ridge along the Lahti-Kouvola road, and a magnificent purple red ragged moon was visible. After a while, the moon turned yellowish-yellow and the shadow progressed from the left side of the moon. Cars went all the way along the highway and in the third picture there is a truck flyer with the moon next to it. After the darkest phase, I cycled back to the other side of the lake. In the last picture, the u...

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Clearly visible night shining clouds

12.7.2019 at 00.28 - 00.42 - Lahti (III)
Kirsi Volanen

In the moonlight I watched the illuminating night clouds for about 15 mins, then they faded under the other clouds. The camera was facing south, the northern sky was covered with thicker clouds. The belts also looked gauze this time, and sometimes there is a suspicion that there are those illuminating night clouds at all. However, they were so bright already in the darkening night that I interpreted them as clouds illuminating the night, though behind the gauze. At the bottom, the glorious moon gave its own mood to the cloud observation.

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Pääsateenkaari

23.6.2019 at 22.14 - 23.10 - Lahti (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

With the downpour at sunset, a lavish rainbow and side arch also appeared over the lake. And as always, after not charging the camera batteries for a while, they tilt just before the best moments. Luckily, there was enough Latin in the other camera that I even got partial pictures. When the arc intensified to a really bright end, a multiple arc was visible at the top of the arc. With the little camera, the pictures became inaccurate fogs, but I put them in as well. When the inside of the arc turned purple it was wonderfully reflected from the surface of the water, forming a complete circle. Th...

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Total lunar eclipse

21.1.2019 at 05.30 - 09.19 - Lahti, Nastola (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

The darkening of the moon had to be watched from behind the window, and sometimes we had to take really cool air baths in the freezing frost with the camera. When I came inside to warm up and wipe the camera lens, it didn’t help much, the camera had frozen in less than a unit of time. That’s from the close-up of the moon then, this show has time to go before that camera melts. I changed the camera and took pictures of the landscape, because now they show something, too, mostly the yard. The show was great to watch. Now you can compare the summer lunar eclipse and this winter outlook. In this e...

Other storm phenomenon

23.9.2018 at 19.19 - 19.58 - Lahti (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

I noticed a sunset shaded by a strange looking cloud in the sky. I was on a business trip and I was looking for a camera, and I thought I would take one picture of the cloud. The cloud began to change shape and I stayed to follow it for a moment. This moment then stretched for more than half an hour and I found myself in a completely different direction when I originally had to go, i.e. to the store. The cloud caused really great mammoths and when I arrived at a place with better visibility I saw the whole cloud setting in the stunning colors of the sunset. It was worth taking a small tour of ...

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Bright night shining clouds

28.7.2018 at 01.06 - 03.04 - Lahti (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

The night clouds had to stop to be photographed on the way home and were really bright at times. As the moon began to be quite low then the night clouds only grew brighter and spread widely halfway through the sky. At home, I still took this picture at the edge of the field.

Total lunar eclipse

27.7.2018 at 23.07 - 03.04 - Lahti (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

After waiting for half an hour, the pink moon appeared very dim behind the clouds. As the moon rose above the clouds, its colors intensified, however, the finest moment was when the moon got a shimmering edge of gold and its colors changed to a rusty brown, blooming red shade. For a moment I wondered what was going on there now until I realized that now the shadow was starting to move. A tremendous revelation. Empa would have believed it had not seen with his own eyes. The eclipse was further crowned by the passage of the planet Mars below the moon. After the shadow had already moved to the ri...

Eye-catching night shining clouds

26.7.2018 at 01.47 - 03.03 - Lahti (V)
Kirsi Volanen

The clouds started to disperse a bit and what was revealed from behind, really stunning night cloud belts, I watched the situation for a moment and when it seemed like the sky was clearing I screwed the camera to the tripod and put it in a wider place. The long belts flared northeast and there were waves between the belts as well. These seem to be getting better night by night. For more than an hour I noticed and after that they started to fade.

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Bright night shining clouds

23.7.2018 at 00.05 - 01.15 - Lahti (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

Fine-shaped bright night clouds were present in the northeastern sky. They twisted excitedly and seemed to have folded into most of the floors. The higher one had a helically sloping ribbon-like cluster, and the lower one more northward there was another belted cluster. The clouds began to fade after one.

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Maan varjo

16.7.2018 at 22.00 - 11.45 - Lahti (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

Insanely beautiful summer evening and a very calm lake surface. I watched the sunset and paddled slowly, swans swimming in the lake with their chicks. The surface of the lake reflected the colors of the sky like a mirror. Silenced, I watched the development of the purple crab on the opposite shore after sunset, the purple crab also drawing on the surface of the lake. The sickle of the moon also got a yellow reflection of the sun on its purple blanket. Absolutely awesome kayaking trip.

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NOSS 3-4 (A) ja (C)

16.7.2018 at 01.21 - Lahti (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

I was amazed at the sudden appearance of two starry lights in the sky. The camera happened to be in my hand and suddenly I grabbed a picture. When I looked at the sky again, the stars had disappeared, so there must have been satellites. I guess to stay forever your riddle of what gadgets were flying in the sky tonight. So simultaneous were and lasted only a few seconds. I noticed on watch another observation of a similar double flash. Personally, I have never seen anything like this before. The direction was between south and east.

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Bright night shining clouds

15.7.2018 at 00.30 - 01.30 - Lahti (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

Again, great views on the pier.

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Bright night shining clouds

11.7.2018 at 23.53 - 01.31 - Lahti (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

Stunning night clouds illuminated the sky, no matter which direction of the air, but so more clouds slowly formed. The clouds formed fun shapes in the sky with other clouds. The best of this summer.

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Other special clouds

9.3.2018 at 13.42 - Costa del Sol, Espanja (IV)
Kirsi Volanen

We arrived from the bike ride back to the homeland, and I glanced towards the mountains and saw a truly magnificent revelation in the sky. Luckily, there was Latin in the camera and I still had enough power to keep an eye on this scene. Empä has never seen anything like this before on this southern excursion. This was a great holiday in the form of observations.

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Other special clouds

7.3.2018 at 17.46 - Costa del Sol, Espanja (III)
Kirsi Volanen

In the evening a nice cloud rose in the sky over the mountains. The spectacular snow peaks of the Sierra Nevada are in the background.

One halo form

7.3.2018 at 11.21 - Costa del Sol (I)
Kirsi Volanen

The local canopy of the tree was chosen to cover the sun. Spring halo sighting on a holiday trip.

Several halo forms

4.3.2018 at 10.45 - 15.30 - Lahti (II)
Kirsi Volanen

In the morning I noticed in the sky at 22 ast. halo ring, later the walk showed several different halos, the most interesting of which was the bright line of light appearing to the right of the sun, I interpreted it as a piece of horizon ring. A side sun began to develop at the sunward end of the strip of light, which then spread slightly down a piece of the ring. Later, a similar phenomenon appeared, i.e. first a bright section of the horizon ring and then a lateral sun developed on it. Zyk was born into this view. Great halo today. At the end of the run, there was still a sun pillar and 22 u...

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