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One halo form

22.9.2022 at 18.01 - Enontekiö (I)
Ritva Reinilä

Approaching the mouth of Palojoki, I noticed a rather tall pillar of the sun. I was able to watch and photograph for about ten minutes. Then the phenomenon was behind me.

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora band

20.9.2022 at 00.30 - 01.30 - Muonio (II)
Ritva Reinilä

On the night between Monday and Tuesday, just to be sure, I peeked out the door. And you could see the rips, nothing but a tamina around the neck and a camera and a tripod with me and not in the yard. The moon did shine somewhat brightly, but I thought I'd get both in the same picture. And that's how I got a few pictures. A ring was visible around the moon for a while when it hit the clouds appropriately. In the other direction, a blue glow tinged with purple was visible for a moment. They faded quite quickly until after a while they were still visible in the opposite direction, but th...

Images: 8 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

8.9.2022 at 23.20 - 00.05 - Muonio (II)
Ritva Reinilä

A little before midnight, I peeked out and there were so many people there. And for once a relatively clear sky. It's been cloudy and hazy this fall and summer, so I haven't really gotten any snap shots. These were in place at the time, the movement can be seen in the pictures, but not much was visible with the naked eye. I expected that they would have risen to the zenith, but they didn't and there were no colors. At first it was quite bright green. Otherwise, it faded quickly. Once I saw a flash of movement and the shutter was open just then. Is it a fireball, at least it was sig...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Sunset rays

14.8.2022 at 00.10 - Muonio (III)
Ritva Reinilä

Auringonlaskussa näkyi säteitä, en ole varma mitä säteitä. Myöhemminkin ne näkyivät melko heikosti tosin. Asiantuntijat varmaan valistavat jälleen kerran. Aikamoisen upea oli taivas kuitenkin sen reilun tunnin ajan, jota sitä kuvasin muutamassa lähipaikassa. Siitä jokunen bonuskuva. 

Images: 7 pcs

Iridescent clouds

13.8.2022 at 20.55 - Muonio (I)
Ritva Reinilä

Joella oltiin ja taivaalle ilmestyivät myös väripilvet. 

Other special clouds

13.8.2022 at 20.15 - Muonio (V)
Ritva Reinilä

Olimme joella ja huomasin nämä aaltopilvet/ Kelvin-Helmholz -pilvet . Melko nopeasti haihtuivat. 

Images: 2 pcs

Iridescent clouds

12.8.2022 at 23.10 - Muonio (I)
Ritva Reinilä

Myöhään ilalla huomasin heikot väripilvet taivaalla. Aika nopeasti alemmat pilvet jo peittivätkin ne.

Images: 2 pcs

One halo form

21.7.2022 at 22.39 - Siikalatva (I)
Ritva Reinilä

Yöllinen ajomatka oli värien ja havaintojen kyllästämä mukava reissu kohti Oulua. Toisessa havainnossa on enemmän muuta "satoa". 

Images: 4 pcs

Sunset rays

21.7.2022 at 22.30 - Siikalatva
Ritva Reinilä

Yöajo pahjanmaalla keskeytyi monta kertaa, kun oli kuvattava mahtavaa auringonlaskua ja erilaisia ilmiöitä. Tässä ruskosäteiksi osoittautunut ilmiö, joka näkyi hetken aikaa.

Images: 4 pcs

Primary rainbow

21.7.2022 at 21.40 - 21.58 - Siikalatva (V)
Ritva Reinilä

Ajelin illan mittaan pohjanmaalla kohti Oulua ja laskeva aurinko värjäsi taivaan todella mukavasti. Heikot ruskosäteetkin näkyivät jokusen hetken, vaan takananihan sitten vasta upeita näkyikin. Sateenkaaren päät molemmin puolin tietä. Auringonpilarin huippu näkyi myös jonkun aikaa laskun puolella. Aamun sarastaessa vaalean punaisuus näytti täyttävän tienoon ja oli pakko kurvata jollekin pikkutielle, että saisin komeilta ja uhkaaviltakin näyttävän pilvimuodostelman ikuistettua pellon laidalla. Odotin vähintäänkin sadetta tulevaksi niistä vaan eipäs tullut kuin ehkä kolme pisaraa! Ainakaan ei pä...

Images: 7 pcs

Primary rainbow

17.7.2022 at 18.30 - Kittilä, Pöntsö (III)
Ritva Reinilä

Vaihtelevaa pilvisyyttä koko päivä ja jossain satoikin, koska Levitunturin suuntaan näkyi pariinkin otteeseen hauska sateenkaaren pätkä, jota säteet jaksottivat.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

1.7.2022 at 22.10 - Kittilä (I)
Ritva Reinilä

On the way home, pretty amazing side suns. Despite the sprouts, we had to stop to take pictures. I didn't guess that the same thing had to be done later, though because of the rays. As a bonus picture, the rays that hit the Pallas-Ounastunturi, photographed from the slope of Olos.

Images: 8 pcs

Sunset rays

27.6.2022 at 00.20 - Rääkkylä
Ritva Reinilä

A trip to set up the exhibition in Rääkkylä and on the very first evening rays in the sky. Despite the fatigue, the camera had to be dug out. The first, as the last picture, the modest ones from the center of the village and then the others from the shore of the lake at midnight. Handsome sunset and bridge too. A ring around the sun? What?

Images: 6 pcs

Half-sky auroras

14.4.2022 at 01.10 - 01.40 - Muonio (IV)
Ritva Reinilä

I used the northern lights, I couldn't wait, but still that best eruption surprised me. It was a comet to watch. There were whites and light purples before, that's where they started. One or two ago in the zenith, and I wasn’t quite in the open, I had come to my backyard a bit earlier. Fortunately, however, I still got out despite the toes pinching. During the night, the frost reading was at -7.2 at its lowest, and the rather cold one was at the top, where I started this bonga. The beautiful light purple and white appeared dim for probably almost an hour. This Korona phase probably too...

Images: 8 pcs

Diffuse glow

7.4.2022 at 23.25 - 02.00 - Muonio (I)
Ritva Reinilä

Northern lights were already visible after 22, when the sky was still too bright to photograph. After 23 I set off. There was quite a bit of moonlight, but still the repos were clearly noticeable, a little darkness was also visible in the pictures. Trucks driving on the road would illuminate the tops of the trees at times. I switched places and repos of more than half the sky illuminated the landscape of the beach settlements. The moonlight, of course, clouded the splendor. I filmed until 2 p.m.

Images: 8 pcs

Active aurora band

3.4.2022 at 23.30 - Muonio (III)
Ritva Reinilä

I tried another camera, the Canon Powershot I borrowed, unfortunate that its battery didn’t last very long. I switched from a flight to Lumix, which did not really manage to describe the active activation of the calm arc. Annoyed and yes that Lumix will change owners. But it's better to wait for something better. The annoyance completely took the time from my memory.

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

30.3.2022 at 23.00 - 03.20 - Muonio (III)
Ritva Reinilä

Northern lights were promised, which I then expected to come. Three times I went outside with the camera. Three of these pictures are from the second time, when for a while there were very bright and strongly moving green lights. It looks like the sky is black. These real movers were already in the 31st half of the period between about 01-02. The last two are from the third time, when it was already much calmer, then purple was also visible in the sky.

Images: 5 pcs

Aurora rays

29.3.2022 at 00.30 - Muonio (III)
Ritva Reinilä

On the night between Monday and Tuesday, I noticed a calm early arc halfway through the night. The long exposure time also illuminated the trees on the edge of the yard, no other lights hit them. For a moment the arc was active. Yellow-green rays with a purple color formed at the other end. Violet was visible.

Images: 7 pcs

Diffuse glow

26.3.2022 at 22.30 - Muonio (I)
Ritva Reinilä

On a really cold night between Saturday and Sunday, there were modest dim northern lights. However, the pictures also showed shades of purple. The lights of the passing car formed a fun scale for the northern lights. When I got to the backyard, there were still green arches across the sky that I don’t have a lens wide enough to describe.

Images: 8 pcs

Half-sky auroras

13.3.2022 at 21.30 - 00.30 - Muonio (IV)
Ritva Reinilä

The night between Sunday and Monday was expected to be northern lights and it was. We just had quite a bit of fog and the moon waved well enough. In the shadow of the fell, however, I was photographed, although I didn't notice the threads right away, it's annoying. It was very challenging to find the Shooting Location because of the fog and fog clouds. First at about 9.30pm there were rays and a moment later there were handsome really moving greens everywhere, with an eye. The images also show a slight difference between purple and reddish tones. I filmed until about 00:30

Images: 7 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 7.10.2022 klo 22.29.