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Active aurora band

5.3.2022 at 20.45 - 21.00 - Kouvola (III)
Rauni Pakkala

I went early in the evening to try to see anything, but then there was only a little greenery on the horizon. During the evening news, I noticed in the fb group of northern lights that it might happen now. Suddenly out. I managed to see and record a moment of an astonishingly bright shining arc that, as it dimmed a bit, began to dance and finally introduced more strands. Some kind of corona attempt was also both red (outside of light pollution).

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

One halo form

2.9.2021 at 16.35 - 16.45 - Kouvola (I)
Rauni Pakkala

Earlier in the day, a thin cloud curtain seemed to me to have a favorable view of the halos, then between the fast-moving deaf clouds then in the afternoon I managed to bong the 22-ring.

Pääsateenkaari

21.8.2021 at 17.45 - 18.00 - Kouvola (IV)
Rauni Pakkala

The familiar pattern, in the evening the thunder of a thunderstorm, sprinkling the last drops, the sun shone and the double rainbow came out.

Images: 2 pcs

Primary rainbow

18.7.2021 at 16.25 - Kouvola (IV)
Rauni Pakkala

After the thunderstorm, water droplets rarely hung for a while and the sun was shining. Favorable conditions for the rainbow, therefore. Soon the head of one appeared in the yard, and as I moved to the edge of the field, I noticed that the rainbow I saw was indeed the outer arch. Admittedly, I’ve never seen the main rainbow so low. It was a very special sight.

Comments: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

17.4.2021 at 23.53 - 23.58 - Kouvola (III)
Rauni Pakkala

After sleeping past the northern lights of the previous night, I decided to follow the situation of the evening for at least a moment and shortly after 11pm I moved to the backyard where a dim calm arch was visible. At 23.53 the arc came to life instantly, at first its lower part was really intense yellow-green for a small moment, then the strands began to appear and the upper part of the arc began to affect the red-violet. In five minutes the show was over and there was again a dim calm arc.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

3.2.2021 at 21.10 - 22.00 - Kouvola (II)
Rauni Pakkala

The first attempt in half of the nine countries was meager, but after nine there was a double arc that was clearly visible to the naked eye, with occasional threads, and sometimes there seemed to be several arcs on the horizon. The cold northern freeze froze his fingers and froze the camera's battery, inside after the visit had already come you calmed down all over.

Images: 6 pcs

Primary rainbow

21.7.2020 at 19.45 - 19.55 - Kouvola (V)
Rauni Pakkala

Dark clouds went through the evening on both sides until the moment came when the sun was shining from some crack and quietly dripping water from the sky. The really bright rainbow and side rainbow didn’t fit the whole picture, so I made a panorama of six verticals.

Comments: 5 pcs

One halo form

26.2.2020 at 09.50 - 10.00 - Kouvola (I)
Rauni Pakkala

Indeed, the birding of the birds changed from flight to photographing the halo when I returned from the forest on a morning run. Clean 22 ° ring.

Several halo forms

27.8.2019 at 18.40 - 19.50 - Kouvola (II)
Rauni Pakkala

Went out with the intention of collecting plums, but I had to return immediately to pick up the camera and after a while still have to change the wider lens. At first glance, the left side sun was really dazzling, the arc of the zenith environment was visible in color. The beautiful halo play lasted over an hour, with no more side suns at the end.

Images: 4 pcs

Rare halos

9.8.2019 at 09.55 - 10.00 - Kouvola (IV)
Rauni Pakkala

As I was cycling, I noticed something strange in the direction of the sun, a really bright 22 ° arching side of the pool had hit my eyes as I glanced over my shoulder. Too bad when it wasn't like a cell phone on the go, then the pictures are now what it is. Hopefully someone wiser will interpret.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

One halo form

15.5.2019 at 10.35 - 10.45 - Kouvola (I)
Rauni Pakkala

The morning gauze looked promising, so there was a glimpse of the sky at the time of the outdoors, which was rewarded with a pretty ring.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Primary rainbow

13.5.2019 at 21.40 - Kouvola (III)
Rauni Pakkala

The first rainbow of spring at sunset. When I fumbled with the camera, the brightest moment disappeared, but I got something recorded as proof.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

One halo form

5.1.2019 at 14.10 - 14.20 - Kouvola (I)
Rauni Pakkala

In the last few days, the rare sun and a little snowflake in the air, so I could already imagine that in the afternoon it was worth blinking out. The pillar appeared for a moment.

Active aurora band

4.11.2018 at 20.10 - 23.00 - Kouvola (III)
Rauni Pakkala

From eight in the evening I happened to notice that a photographer buddy had updated the northern lights to be visible on fb. Camera raised, overalls around the neck and out. After all, bright green was visible from the crack of the clouds. In the meantime, I then had to perform a small transportation operation, but when I got home, the briskly moving lights were already visible in the clearer sky. New try. then I spotted something red in the pictures taken in the direction of the Milky Way, I assume the SAR arc. All in all, it looks like you're coming.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

All-sky aurora

7.10.2018 at 20.00 - 22.00 - Kouvola (IV)
Rauni Pakkala

Clear skies and promising Northern Lights forecasts, can it be true? At eight in the evening, it was getting dark enough that I decided to go take a look at the situation. Right from the start, I noted that even though the arch was still low and rather dim, its width was promising. At 20:40 the situation was already that you didn't know where to shoot, there was an active aurora belt dancing in the north, but while aiming for the Milky Way, a red aurora arc also appeared in the photos. A little later, there are colors in the pictures taken in the south and southwest directions. The norther...

Images: 6 pcs

One halo form

10.6.2018 at 07.30 - 09.00 - Kouvola (I)
Rauni Pakkala

The morning walk in the open field got off to a nice start when I noticed a beautiful 22 ° ring around the sun. Nearly an hour and a half between the first and last picture.

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

16.3.2018 at 19.50 - 23.20 - Kouvola (II)
Rauni Pakkala

The clouds didn’t bother last night either, but even though the predictions promised all sorts of things, the prey remained poor and the Sleeping Mat took the win. I was somewhere before eight to check the situation so that I would not be able to slip past, but tonight the fires were of such a uniform quality that I was able to warm up inside from time to time. However, it was worth pulling the overalls around the neck once more around 23, then for a moment a brighter arch appeared.

Images: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora band

15.3.2018 at 20.15 - 01.30 - Kouvola (II)
Rauni Pakkala

Last night, an early departure came out, when the fb group started to have messages that are now visible. It was worth rushing, as the early evening show was quickly over. In the photos, a green gauze stood out in the sky even after the best warps disappeared. I happened to wake up again after midnight and when a test shot from the kitchen window showed green again behind the trees, I would go outside. The calm arch appeared dim, the photographs needed as early as the 25s that stood out better, with more noticeable life in them.

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

15.3.2018 at 02.30 - 03.30 - Kouvola (II)
Rauni Pakkala

Coincidentally, I woke up last night and when the sky from the kitchen window seemed somehow greening, I had to dig out the camera. Test pictures from the window and confirmation yet from Facebook Northern Lights that this is happening now. From time to time, moving strands were visible in the arc.

Images: 2 pcs

Iridescent clouds

25.2.2018 at 16.50 - Kouvola
Rauni Pakkala

I was about to watch the sunset in the hope of the pillar when I noticed a small pearl cloud. The pillar was a dream come true due to the snowfall.

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