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Active aurora band

14.1.2022 at 22.30 - 01.00 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

In the evening, dim northern lights first appeared, which were quite difficult to see with the naked eye. At half past one at night, the northern lights were bright and spectacular for a moment, after which the northern lights quickly dimmed again. Pictures taken from my own yard and field edge.

Images: 3 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

10.8.2021 at 13.45 - 17.15 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

After noon, it would pound a little in every direction for many hours. Images taken from two different thunderstorm cells. Video of today's thunderstorms: https://youtu.be/jYzEBfFq3FM

Images: 8 pcs

Lightning photo

9.8.2021 at 23.30 - 03.30 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

To the south was a thunderstorm, from which it flashed and rumbled quite infrequently. The flicker lasted for a long time in the same direction. I did not observe ground lightnings at all, but only flashes inside the cloud and a few cloud lightnings. It was bad to practice shooting night flashes again.

Images: 4 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

4.8.2021 at 01.36 - Äänekoski (IV)
Miko Parantainen

The northern sky again showed illuminated night clouds and the moon

Images: 3 pcs

Arcus cloud

2.8.2021 at 20.18 - 20.24 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

In the south-west direction, rain began to form and, according to the radar, a few lightning strikes were also present. There was also an avalanche attempt in the cloud.

Images: 4 pcs

Clearly visible night shining clouds

2.8.2021 at 01.30 - 02.00 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

Night clouds were visible in the northern sky

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

21.7.2021 at 01.24 - Äänekoski (IV)
Miko Parantainen

Bright night clouds were visible in the sky over a wide area

Images: 3 pcs

Other storm phenomenon

18.7.2021 at 12.08 - 12.40 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

After crossing the thunder front, mammoths were seen in Äänekoski. The edge of the anvil was also visible.

Images: 3 pcs

Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

15.7.2021 at 21.53 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

In the evening, a thunderstorm cell developed in the Jämsä region, the anvil of which looked just fine in the colors of the evening sun.

Images: 2 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

22.6.2021 at 23.30 - 01.30 - Äänekoski (IV)
Miko Parantainen

A great night light show was finally received in Äänekoski at midnight. The flashes flickered nicely for a couple of hours. He even struck a couple of times. The flash images became pretty poor because the right settings were hard to find and I don’t own a wire shutter.

Images: 3 pcs

Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

22.6.2021 at 16.30 - 18.30 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

On the car journey from Jyväskylä to Äänekoski, fine anvil clouds were visible on the west side, which joined the thunder front of Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu. In Äänekoski there was a rumble from one cell and a new cell formed south of it. During the evening it rumbled for a long time on the west side. Radar image: Tutkain.info

Images: 6 pcs

Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

21.6.2021 at 14.46 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

On the day of the Ahti violent weather, there was no thunder in Äänekoski yet, but fine-looking anvil clouds developed east and southeast.

Images: 3 pcs

Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

9.8.2020 at 17.08 - 17.17 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

Few memories from last summer. The warm August day cooled as the cold front passed. In connection with it, thunderstorms developed in Eastern Finland. Boating on Lake Keitele had great views to the east and southeast, where deaf clouds were visible. Thunderstorms were avoided in Central Finland.

Images: 3 pcs

Clearly visible night shining clouds

28.7.2020 at 01.46 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

In the middle of getting this, it’s nice to remember summer. Last summer I spotted night clouds in the sky and then headed to the edge of the field to describe them. The second time in my life when those clouds come to be photographed.

Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

17.6.2020 at 23.48 - 23.56 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

In Äänekoski, the air began to become more sweaty in the evening and convection began to start. To the south was a thundercloud, the top of which was nicely colored at sunset. Apparently there are also mammoths in the triangle image.

Images: 3 pcs

Image of an exceptional thunder cloud

21.8.2019 at 16.14 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

In Äänekoski, it started pouring water into the harbor sometime at half past four in the afternoon. At that point, the thunder still didn’t rumble, but as it passed, it gave a few rumbles.

Lightning photo

17.7.2019 at 22.30 - 23.28 - Äänekoski (II)
Miko Parantainen

One memory from the summer of 2019. From the east, a rumble began to sound in the evening, and from time to time lightning strikes were also seen. I got one faint flash image captured in the field among the weeping. Unfortunately, the lightning was a little behind the trees and too far away. The focus was on how it hurts.

Images: 2 pcs

Other storm phenomenon

8.6.2019 at 17.27 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

In Äänekoski it started to thunder in the evening and there was thunder on the move in several different directions. These mammoths were visible to the south

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

8.6.2019 at 16.45 - 17.30 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

I dug up old photos and found a few flash photos from the summer of 2019. Another cell went off and it also flashed as it passed, while the other cell circled farther.

Images: 5 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

2.8.2018 at 19.30 - 21.30 - Äänekoski (III)
Miko Parantainen

At Äänekoski, at the beginning of August 2018, there was quite a good thunderstorm, when there was enough sparkle and lightning. The rumble first began to be heard on the east side until another thunder arrived from lunch. The thunderstorms were rather slow moving.

Images: 4 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 20.1.2022 klo 16.59.