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Green rim

9.1.2022 at 15.22 - Vaasa, Laajametsä (II)
Sebastian Sainio

Last Sunday I managed to document (I assume) the so-called The “Green Flash” and its rarer cousin the “Blue Flash” as the sun sets behind the horizon. I understand that this weaving phenomenon is relative. rare. There were quite modest beaches, hardly visible to the naked eye, but the colors stood out well in the pictures. The fine sunny and remarkably bright winter weather prevailed throughout the day. Freeze between -12 and -15 degrees at the time of shooting. In the main picture, both green and blue stand out at the edge of the strip, in the second picture the strip has shrunk almost comple...

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 8 pcs

Pearl clouds

13.2.2017 at 17.00 - 17.30 - Mustasaari, Helsingby (IV)
Sebastian Sainio

Colorful pearl clouds in the sky after sunset.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

3.8.2016 at 00.00 - 03.00 - Mustasaari, Helsingby (V)
Sebastian Sainio

At midnight, there were quite heavy thunderstorms on the west coast near Vaasa. There was a lot of flash, so the camera came up again and I grabbed a few good flash pictures. :) EDIT: I added a slightly cropped first image.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 11 pcs

Eye-catching night shining clouds

16.8.2015 at 00.50 - 01.10 - Mustasaari, Helsingby (V)
Sebastian Sainio, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Came to see such bright night clouds for the first time. :) I grabbed a few good pictures of them with my simple digital camera. It was great, but if there were still northern lights among them. EDIT: I added another HDR edited image.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Rare halos

14.5.2014 at 08.05 - Mustasaari (IV)
Sebastian Sainio

I was leaving in the morning on a bike to school when I saw this awesome halo. Suddenly I picked up the camera and took a few pictures.

Images: 3 pcs

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