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All-sky aurora

6.10.2022 at 21.49 - 00.10 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

What else can I say, except that the evening was rewarding: I like rays, and I saw them, the arcs are part of it, and even with my naked eyes I could distinguish a reddish, mostly plum red, stronger than lilac. The moon on the southern side got rays in the background, and at some point the arc strengthened to move over my head and I was able to photograph the corona. At least in my opinion. There were a few clouds, better than none at all, although they give a certain exciting atmosphere.

Images: 8 pcs

Half-sky auroras

5.10.2022 at 02.02 - 02.19 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

The cloudy sky that was promised for the whole night was a bummer. I was about to go to sleep, but my curiosity kept me looking out the door: the stars were visible!! So off I go, albeit very close. I saw pale clouds, which were indeed fires, rays appeared on the road and an arc over my head. There were no moving lights at all, as long as they appeared, stayed for a while and then disappeared. It was still a worthwhile night walk.

Images: 3 pcs

Active aurora band

29.9.2022 at 23.41 - 03.25 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (III)
Tarja Kouvo

The cloudless night became used for the sky. It happened that at the beginning there were the strongest fires, then after reaching the foot of the fell, the situation froze. Or I expected more than I saw.

Images: 6 pcs

Half-sky auroras

22.9.2022 at 22.33 - 02.20 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

The big green "flame" was already in the yard sky, so I hurriedly went a little farther with my thumb. When you never know how long the flames will be visible. The filming location was good, but the lights of the village of Karasjoki, even though it's about 20 kilometers away, reached there at certain points, to get "bahalas!!" So at first there was a fair amount of movement, then it got quiet, and the same thing again: just before home a strong arc appeared, luckily I was warm again and able to enjoy the phenomenon.

Images: 8 pcs

Half-sky auroras

20.9.2022 at 22.51 - 01.52 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

A cloudy sky was waiting in the yard and even the values for the night were modest. Once I had already gotten out, I thought of having a night picnic somewhere nearby. You could see the usual flares almost immediately, then it went quiet. Later, large motionless lumps of red fire appeared above my head, I let them be as long as I blinked. After them, I think there will be complete silence in addition to the cold, so home, I thought in my mind. In the middle of the home sky, an arc appeared at the Moon. Having warmed up a bit from the walk, I stopped in the water, and again the camera attached ...

Images: 3 pcs

Half-sky auroras

8.9.2022 at 22.50 - 23.58 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

Before the frost came, I decided to visit a local fell away from the lights of the village. Even as I was walking on the road, the lights were visible in the pale evening sky. On the dirt road leading to the fell, I then looked for a suitable vantage point, it was also good to watch the yellow moon. Didn't have to wait long....lights appeared a little everywhere, except not from the north. They were heading east-west. They were really strong, at least to my eyes. So I've never really seen such a great thing, maybe the lack of light pollution affected the view. The atmosphere was anyway...

Images: 6 pcs

Starscape image

8.9.2022 at 22.33 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (III)
Tarja Kouvo

On the night of the northern lights, I also knew that the Moon was visible very low in the southern sky. That's right, there it was, disappearing before three in the morning around the same time I was almost home. What I would like to know is, is that faintly reddish area above the forest the "Shadow of the Earth"?

Images: 2 pcs

All-sky aurora

7.9.2022 at 23.20 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

I managed to see the arc, and to the delight of my eyes it activated into a few good flares almost above my head. The rest of the night was cloudy and when I finally returned home, I looked online to see that the aurora borealis had also faded and dimmed towards the west.

Half-sky auroras

27.8.2022 at 23.49 - 02.20 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

I thought the darkness was just enough and the values were so good and the sky was almost cloudless. I was thinking of going somewhere to the lower slope of the fell, but the fires were already on the road, so I stayed on the road to photograph and watch. The north direction was too bright!! In other directions, the darkness was enough, as was the humidity...the lens had to be cleaned all the time. I was still trying to focus on what I saw above my head, some conker said that coronas appear there. I also saw red ones, but in my opinion the best thing went sideways, a car passed by at the same ...

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

One halo form

25.8.2022 at 19.54 - 20.20 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (I)
Tarja Kouvo

The clouds looked like they could create halos. So I stopped picking blueberries and went up to a slightly better place on the slope. I was right, the tire halo appeared after being there for a good while. I was waiting for other halo shapes in between picking a few blueberries, they didn't appear.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

14.8.2022 at 18.49 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (I)
Tarja Kouvo

Right at the beginning of the hiking trip, a beautiful and clear ring halo appeared in the sky. I didn't see any other halo shapes around. Later, the ring disappeared, in its place appeared one really dim side sun.

Several halo forms

9.8.2022 at 08.10 - 08.25 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (II)
Tarja Kouvo

The usual beautiful, but strong halo was in the sky in the morning. A good start to the upcoming cloudy day.

Images: 3 pcs

Primary rainbow

2.5.2022 at 19.44 - 19.48 - Laukaa (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

During the day the clouds foretold rain. Didn't come until evening. From the window I watched how clear the line between light and gray was visible and then a piece of rainbow appeared, towards which there was an entire arc. Prompt was a phenomenon.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Several halo forms

16.4.2022 at 17.33 - 18.01 - Laukaa (II)
Tarja Kouvo

I saw the first zyk of my life when I returned from the beach. It was big and clear. It was impossible not to see if it flashed up to the sky a little. It took a few minutes before I got the camera picked up and in the meantime zyk was almost gone. I waited. It appeared, but weaker.

Images: 4 pcs

One halo form

13.4.2022 at 14.12 - 15.11 - Laukaa (I)
Tarja Kouvo

As I left for the village, I noticed a tire in the sky, so back home to pick up the camera. In between I took care of things, in between I watched halo with my neck sore. Later, when I left for the beach to use the birds, the halo was gone.

Images: 4 pcs

One halo form

7.4.2022 at 12.46 - 13.49 - Laukaa (I)
Tarja Kouvo

The sun and the good-looking clouds put me on an ice walk. At first, when I needed it, I could see a hint of maybe appearing. Well, it got stronger. And there was no more clue, but a real halo. The ring halo appeared for about an hour, then it clouded and the halo disappeared. I didn’t see any specials, though, how I looked at the main phenomenon on the pages and up.

Images: 3 pcs

Several halo forms

3.4.2022 at 14.13 - 15.12 - Laukaa (II)
Tarja Kouvo

I went out for a walk and on the same trip I watched the evolution of the halo with my neck wrong.

Active aurora band

14.3.2022 at 01.13 - 02.06 - Laukaa (III)
Tarja Kouvo

Surprise surprise. The lights were so high and bright that I tried shooting from the balcony. The barrier came against the roof and the upper flames of the fire were not seen. I just saw that they went there!

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora band

14.2.2022 at 22.05 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (II)
Tarja Kouvo

Actually I just go for an evening walk, the values were in a category I wasn’t really expecting anything from. At the turning point I still stopped, at first there was a completely dim arc and then a small flare. It took a while. It was almost a full moon, really bright and a beautiful evening walk.

Images: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

12.2.2022 at 20.29 - 21.05 - Utsjoki, Karigasniemi (IV)
Tarja Kouvo

The starry sky motivates you to go out in the cold (-28 - 30), even though the values were no longer in the order they were about a couple of days ago. I thought there was something there ... and so it was. Those properly colored were still on the dream list, even though little color was visible. Still, there were handsome revelations above my head and the necks that felt between them go out of place as they stare. I also watched the moon, I thought it was a nice addition to the landscape, it didn't bother me. At the end and certain at the point when I had to quit, there was a pretty more ...

Images: 5 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 7.10.2022 klo 22.54.