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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

19.8.2022 at 18.00 - 20.00 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

A couple of hours of fun in Sahalahti. Four strikes very close. One picture was caught by lightning. Only 2 mm of water fell.

Aurora rays

19.8.2022 at 00.00 - 00.20 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (III)
Jorma Mäntylä

The aurora show continued, although not as bright as the night before. So I went again to the side of the forest road, from where there is a view to the north. Handsome rays stood out just after midnight, after which a peaceful green arc stood out in the north. The show may have continued, but after 0020 clouds covered most of the sky.

Images: 3 pcs

All-sky aurora

18.8.2022 at 00.10 - 00.40 - Kangasala (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

The gauges of Nurmijärvi and Colorado showed such readings that I went to the side of the forest truck road to light the northern lights. They were there at midnight, and there were some nice pictures. The show froze and nothing else was seen after 01. A rare crown in southern Finland still managed to catch the camera.

Images: 2 pcs

Rocket-related clouds

13.8.2022 at 01.54 - 01.56 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

The rocket launch was visible in Kangasala's Salahahti on August 13. at 01:54-01:56. Had grabbed two 30 s exposures. #raketti: Falcon 9

Bright night shining clouds

23.7.2022 at 00.30 - 00.50 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

A beautiful night cloud show in Kangasalan's Salahahti. Then left behind the tavis clouds.

Active aurora band

13.3.2022 at 21.30 - 22.00 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (III)
Jorma Mäntylä

The Nurmijärvi magnetometer glowed red and the K-index was 6. The camera and tripod were included and on the lake ice. A handsome arc was visible in the northern sky, from where rays emanated. It wasn’t as handsome as Feb. 10, but a good show nonetheless. The moonlight interfered with the observation.

Images: 2 pcs

Moon

4.3.2022 at 18.15 - 18.55 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

The sickle of the moon was 47 hours old. The sky was clear and a little frosty, so it was nice to shoot.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Half-sky auroras

22.2.2022 at 22.15 - 22.45 - Inari, Sevettijärventie (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

Inari had handsome northern lights today, finer than the day before, when Cloudiness was a nuisance. Now the sky was clear and I got pretty pictures along the Arctic Ocean.

Images: 5 pcs

Half-sky auroras

20.2.2022 at 22.15 - 22.45 - Inari, Sevettijärventie (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

Handsome northern lights at ten in the evening on Lake Turvej in Inari by the Arctic Ocean. The show continued, but the sky went into the cloud at 11 p.m.

Images: 3 pcs

Half-sky auroras

10.2.2022 at 21.20 - 22.00 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

The magnetometers bounced in red all the way to Lake Nurmijärvi and Tartu. Wide angle camera, tripod included and lake ice. There was a great reposhow going on. Nice to shoot when the frost was only -5. The repos were so bright that the crescent did not bother. Here are the four most beautiful pictures from Sahalahti in Kangasala. Figure 4 is a panorama of two images.

Images: 4 pcs

Moon

3.2.2022 at 18.50 - 19.00 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

The two-day-old Moon was so pretty that I was looking for a tripod and a telescope.

Moon

10.1.2022 at 20.10 - 20.15 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

The moon shone so nicely that I dug a pedestal from the fence and grabbed a picture of SWED 80/600 Apo. The details stand out quite nicely. The roaring of the camera and tripod in the -24 frost was no treat, and the camera's memory card was full during shooting. Here are the best of the ten pictures.

Comments: 2 pcs

Landscape image of a planet

24.12.2021 at 16.35 - 16.40 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

The three planets were handsomely lined up on Christmas Eve. I was putting an ice lantern on the dock that Santa sees coming in his yard with his sleigh. I noticed that Venus was descending to the horizon and in line were Saturn and Jupiter. I picked up the camera and had time to grab a picture showing the three planets. A Christmas greeting to the people of Ursia and the Ascendants from the keeper of the summer day!

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora band

6.11.2021 at 19.00 - 23.50 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (II)
Jorma Mäntylä

The sky became clearer after a long period of rain and clouds. I went on several occasions to peek to see if there were repos heading north. A couple of pictures showed a greenish arc of northern lights. Quite modest was this show.

Half-sky auroras

13.10.2021 at 00.30 - 01.00 - Inari, Turvejärvi (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

The northern lights in Inari were so handsome that I went to the shore of Lake Turvejärvi at night to see and photograph. In the sky, a circular oval orbited the North Star. It varied in color and shape. On a calm night, it was reflected on the surface of the lake.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Half-sky auroras

12.10.2021 at 20.00 - 22.35 - Inari, Turvejärvi
Jorma Mäntylä

The sky became clear in Inari along Sevettijärventie and handsome northern lights flashed in the sky. The colors also stood out. The road to the Arctic Ocean was greenish in the light of the northern lights. EDIT: The Northern Lights show improved even more in Inari. I went to the shore of Lake Turvejärv, and there came really nice pictures.

Images: 6 pcs

Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

10.10.2021 at 22.30 - 23.00 - Inari, Turvejärvi (III)
Jorma Mäntylä

Northern lights were visible in Inari as the proton flux in the Sun accelerated. The show would have been handsome, but the fog and cloudiness bothered me. A few successful pictures still came.

Images: 3 pcs

Milky way

29.8.2021 at 23.20 - 23.30 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

There have been no northern lights in the south despite forecasts. The Milky Way, on the other hand, has sparkled handsomely when the Moon hasn’t risen too high. Of these on Sunday night.

Perseids

13.8.2021 at 00.15 - 02.05 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (III)
Jorma Mäntylä

Whether bright and beautiful Starry Night for observing Perseids. Unfortunately, not many star flights were seen and a few observed were dim. The camera took 220 pictures in a series of shots, four of which found Persides. There are two of them in one picture.

Images: 4 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

1.8.2021 at 16.15 - 17.00 - Kangasala, Sahalahti (IV)
Jorma Mäntylä

I had quite a thunderstorm. The water came 15 mm in half an hour and the flash trigger dropped 15 flashes. The rain was so heavy that the camera was under the terrace canopy leaving the angle of view small. One image was struck by lightning.

Comments: 1 pcs

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