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Sunset rays

18.11.2022 at 15.30 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

At the time of leaving work, the sky turned red. I turned the same way to Isolahti beach to admire the setting sun. Beautifully brown :) Then it went overcast again :(

Images: 2 pcs

Earth's shadow

13.11.2022 at 16.15 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Now that the sky was clear and windless at sunset, I thought I would try a panorama of the earth's shadow with a helicopter, if I could make out the curved shape. In the direction of Köklot, a bright and large orange light surprised me. Would there be a fire? After all, zooming made it clear :)

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Sun

12.11.2022 at 11.40 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

I applied for an association from Lunt Meteoriihi to winter in a slightly warmer place. At the same time, I tested the condition of the pipe with a shaker. With the naked eye, in the strong wind, nothing really wanted to come out of the water, but with the camera, I was able to pick up prots and filaments nicely. Nothing more specific came out from below.

Sunset rays

11.11.2022 at 16.00 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

After the depressing rainy days, we had to lift the helicopter up to admire the setting sun. The brown rays stood out nicely in the wide-angle shot. Earlier, something like KH was visible. The hooks just remained quite mild. I'll put it here as a bonus picture.

Images: 2 pcs

Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

3.11.2022 at 19.45 - Vaasa, Strömsö (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Fighting depression at Strömsö's boat ramp. A little bit of Cloudiness plays for comfort. At that point, even the curlers were already falling out of the red. Edit. I added the action cam photos to that beginning. Somewhere around 19:00.

Images: 3 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

31.10.2022 at 02.17 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Tauride for this night too :)

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A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

30.10.2022 at 03.57 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

The action camera captures repos on the roof brush. Two Taurid fireballs seem to have been recorded in the timelapse. The first at 03:57 and the second point after at 04:05. I guess it's still summer time. Of course, there could have been more balls. The camera pauses for a few seconds between exposures.

Images: 3 pcs

Aurora rays

29.10.2022 at 21.45 - 00.40 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Statistical reposes from Vaasa. The action camera documents the events of the night in a timelapse. There were a few repos rays throughout the night. The most active stages at 21:45 and 00:30 in the countries. That latter phase is especially already bright, but very low.

Images: 2 pcs

Partial solar eclipse

25.10.2022 at 13.18 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

This eclipse image is also included in the statistics. The weather was great to the max :)

Aurora rays

23.10.2022 at 23.27 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

I set OsmoAction to photograph the child this time in the middle sky in the hope of a corona. It turned out to be a hoot, of course. It seems that half a dozen countries have had a stronger period of about 7 minutes. It's there at the end of the video.

A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon

11.10.2022 at 21.30 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Osmo Action was on duty again last night. It looks like a blazing fireball with volumes at around half past ten :)

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One halo form

11.10.2022 at 19.40 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

A small pillar stump on the Moon, when I peeked at what was happening in the direction of the sunset...

Images: 2 pcs

Sun

9.10.2022 at 12.40 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

I tested the Andromeda 60 mm Lunt again. Apparently, a very good seeing happened at that point. I haven't received such a detailed discharge picture before :)

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Aurora rays

9.10.2022 at 05.15 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

The camera was on duty on the roof when the weather forecast promised to be clear. It seems that it was mostly cloudy, but there was light reposting right from the beginning of the night. The five wheels seem to have had a bit more brisk rays and flickering. Nothing spectacular, really, but this is for statistics too. The fireball at the beginning of the evening didn't hit the camera's exposure :(

Moon and Jupiter

8.10.2022 at 19.45 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Moon and Jupiter relatively close. I tried to add a bit of atmosphere, otherwise it's easily a bit boring picture :)

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One halo form

2.10.2022 at 18.35 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

I was a little late for the brighter phase, when the copter was not in the car. Both side suns were remarkably bright a few minutes earlier.

Images: 2 pcs

One halo form

24.9.2022 at 19.10 - Vaasa, Meteoriihi (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

We spent an open-door evening at our Meteorii in Söderfjärden. Its aim this time is to crown the evening flight of approx. 9,000 people to the sea to spend the night. Fittingly, the direction was towards the sun pillar. More bird photos as a bonus.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

One halo form

22.9.2022 at 16.00 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

It's nice to be able to fly a little in the autumn landscape again after cloudy days.

One halo form

21.9.2022 at 19.25 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

The wakes of the jets spread unusually nicely into the evening sky. A mild pillar was developing above the sun.

Aurora rays

20.9.2022 at 22.45 - 23.30 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

To quote the words of Miko Peussan, you should look to the sky and not to the curls. I didn't watch live even now, but OsmoAction watched when the sky was open for a long time. The squats didn't promise anything. Looks like the upper parts have been nicely braided. The display was really low on the horizon.

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