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Moon

11.8.2022 at 22.57 - 23.24 - Tuusula (IV)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The full moon shone magnificently through the thin veil of clouds. Near the horizon, the Moon was reddish-yellow, and within half an hour the color faded to gray-white.

Images: 2 pcs

One halo form

10.8.2022 at 12.30 - Tuusula (I)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

During the lunch break, a ring of 22 degrees had formed in the sky, which then dissipated very quickly after noticing it.

Moon

8.8.2022 at 22.00 - Tuusula (IV)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The waxing Moon (86% illuminated) was nicely visible through the gap formed by the branches and leaves of the maple tree. I combined two pictures taken from the same place, so that I could focus both the Moon and the branches and leaves of the maple tree in the same picture.

Primary rainbow

7.8.2022 at 20.35 - 20.45 - Tuusula (IV)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

On Sunday, a fragment of a rainbow had already been seen earlier, but later in the evening, the main rainbow could still be seen in its entirety, as well as a side rainbow.

Images: 2 pcs

Primary rainbow

7.8.2022 at 18.00 - 18.15 - Tuusula (III)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

While on a bike ride, I noticed a rainbow in the sky. Although only a small part of the curve was visible, the colors were strong as a counterbalance. I continued the rest of the run to my home, and I still had time to put the drone in the sky to take a couple of pictures of the arch.

Images: 2 pcs

Iridescent clouds

6.8.2022 at 13.26 - Tuusula (III)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

For a moment, an upper layer of clouds with colored clouds and the ring of the sun could be seen from the rest of the lowest clouds.

One halo form

10.6.2022 at 09.00 - Tuusula (I)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Beautiful summer morning and halo decoration in the sky.

Several halo forms

20.5.2022 at 16.05 - Tuusula (II)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Already in the morning and at noon, very faint halos were visible, but I did not photograph them. In the afternoon, after the association’s halo alarm on my cell phone, I set off in a slightly more spacious place to take a few recordings.

Images: 3 pcs

Several halo forms

9.5.2022 at 10.15 - Tuusula (II)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Monday morning started like last week - watching the halos. At first, only the side sun was visible, which I didn’t take a picture of. A couple of hours later, a rather dim 22-degree ring and faint 22-degree arches above and below had formed in the sky. Upon closer examination and processing of the images (Figures 3 and 4), a horizon ring and a 46-degree ring were revealed.

Images: 4 pcs

Rare halos

2.5.2022 at 08.00 - Tuusula (IV)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The Monday after May Day began nicely as a 22-degree ring greeted the sky. While editing the picture, I also noticed a smaller tire, which I marked here as a 9 degree tire. In addition, I also noticed only while editing the lower sun as well as the 46 degree ring and even higher the second ring. Could it be part of a horizon ring?

Images: 5 pcs

Iridescent clouds

30.4.2022 at 11.15 - Tuusula (III)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

On May Day, there were clouds visible in the sky for a while in the direction of the Sun, the colors of the spectrum mainly at the edges of the clouds and around the Sun. The colors were even more visible to the naked eye and the sunglasses.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Primary rainbow

28.4.2022 at 21.00 - Tuusula (IV)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The rainbow appeared in the sky for a moment without asking and surprisingly just at sunset. I did not see the side rainbow in nature, but a small piece of it can be seen in the second picture.

Images: 2 pcs

Several halo forms

20.4.2022 at 06.58 - Tuusula (II)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The morning began again in the signs of halos. The sun was so low that the trees blocked the view, so I put a drone in the sky to take a couple of pictures.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

One halo form

18.4.2022 at 07.30 - 09.25 - Tuusula (I)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The morning of the second day of Easter began nicely, when an hour and a half after the sun rose I noticed that a 22-degree ring was beginning to form in the sky among the clouds. Between my observation site and the halo was a line of condensation left by an airplane that gradually spread into the image area.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Several halo forms

18.3.2022 at 14.07 - Tuusula (II)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

I was returning home from a lunch break to telecommuting when I noticed halos in the car waiting at the traffic lights. I drove to the bus stop for a couple of miles, where I took the pictures below on my cell phone.

Images: 3 pcs

Active aurora band

14.3.2022 at 01.55 - 02.34 - Nurmijärvi (III)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

I was already in the evening before nine looking for the northern lights, but I was on the move a little too late, and the "first show" was already over. The new attempt in the two countries at night paid off, and the screen took just over half an hour after I got to my shooting spot. The northern lights were very active for a quarter of an hour, and sometimes there were some nice dimmer very fast pulses in the crowd. The feeling of the power of the radiation was momentarily strongly present. In the last image (already greatly attenuated), the northern lights focused on the light pollution sou...

Images: 5 pcs

One halo form

13.3.2022 at 17.58 - Tuusula (I)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

As the sun set, a sun column formed for a short time. What was special about the moment was that the clouds on the right side of the Sun were rainbow colored. The color temperature of the first image has been calculated to better highlight the coloration of the clouds.

Images: 2 pcs

Several halo forms

23.2.2022 at 09.00 - 11.00 - Tuusula (II)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

This morning was a really spectacular sunrise, and I took pictures of it as soon as I woke up. The number and shape of the clouds varied really fast, and for myself, the sky-watching mode was on. Indeed, the observation was quickly rewarded when, as early as nine countries, a very faintly distinct section of the 22-degree overhanging arc appeared in the sky in the morning. After that, the 22-degree ring quickly strengthened, and after a while the halo had disappeared from the sky. After about an hour, however, it reappeared and lasted for an hour - and again after a while it reappeared as the ...

Images: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

10.2.2022 at 21.40 - 22.25 - Nurmijärvi (III)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

When the Northern Lights alarm came on my cell phone, I set off by car in a place I had mapped out in advance, where there are no street lights and very little car traffic. However, it was not possible to park the car in the place I chose due to the heavy snow, but fortunately there was a place nearby where the car could be parked. I could not avoid the light pollution produced by an industrial area a few kilometers away. The northern lights were quite dim and constantly changing in shape.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

One halo form

26.1.2022 at 08.46 - Tuusula (I)
Kari Hassinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The skyline was especially colorful in the morning, and I took several pictures of it. For a moment, a small part of the sun pillar also appeared - or so I interpreted it as such. A single image in which the colors in the raw image are not enhanced at all; only the amount of light (peaks, shadows, contrast) is slightly adjusted.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 14.8.2022 klo 00.46.