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Pearl clouds

24.1.2023 at 12.35 - 15.50 - Rovaniemi (II)
Olli Sälevä

It's been a sunny day for a long time, so we had to look at the sky in the hope of possible halos. No halos were visible, but after midday a single oblong and colorful nacreous cloud appeared above the sun. Before disappearing, the cloud was only visible for about twenty minutes, in the final phase a wavy structure, of the same type as in Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds, appeared at its left end. The sky receded into a slightly more solid cloud, but around 3 p.m., pale, almost white mother-of-pearl streaks could be seen in the clearing sky.

Images: 7 pcs

One halo form

5.1.2023 at 12.04 - Rovaniemi (I)
Olli Sälevä

Viewed from the ice of Kemijoki, the midday sun does not yet rise very high here in the Arctic Circle region. The pillar was visible in varying degrees, the pictures show the view of the last moment before the clouds disappeared.

Images: 2 pcs

Primary rainbow

12.11.2022 at 14.11 - 15.00 - Rovaniemi (III)
Olli Sälevä

Sisko posted a pictorial message about a very nicely visible rainbow (1st picture). In my own yard, it didn't look as handsome, but it was clear nonetheless. Such an interesting observation in the middle of November, at least here in the Arctic Circle.

Images: 4 pcs

One halo form

2.11.2022 at 10.38 - Rovaniemi (I)
Olli Sälevä

Right Side Sun.

Fogbow

31.10.2022 at 10.59 - Rovaniemi (II)
Olli Sälevä

Faintly visible arc of fog, but based on the picture it was there.

Partial solar eclipse

25.10.2022 at 12.19 - 13.15 - Rovaniemi (III)
Olli Sälevä

The cloud cover covering the sky brought a little excitement to watching the partial solar eclipse, but luckily the cloud cover broke a little before the maximum phase, so I was able to take a few pictures. Even one small dot was visible on the left side of the sun.

Images: 5 pcs

One halo form

24.10.2022 at 11.07 - Rovaniemi (I)
Olli Sälevä

Right Side Sun.

Several halo forms

18.10.2022 at 14.54 - 16.25 - Rovaniemi (II)
Olli Sälevä

Intermittent afternoon showers depending on the cloud situation. At first, the twin upper side opening and the pillar are visible, later also both side suns. In the pictures, the sauri on the right, which was quite bright in the area next to the more colorful part. The pictures do not show that brightness.

Images: 3 pcs

Reflected sunbeams

5.10.2022 at 08.08 - 08.50 - Rovaniemi (IV)
Olli Sälevä

I took the car in for maintenance in the morning and when I started walking home, I couldn't help but notice a long line of light visible below the surface of the clouds. Other streaks of light were also visible, and when I finally got to a slightly more open landscape, in front of me was perhaps the most beautiful display of reflected cloud rays that happened to me. For a surprisingly long time the rays were visible before they disappeared as the sun rose higher and the cloud cover parted.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 6 pcs

Several halo forms

3.10.2022 at 16.31 - Rovaniemi (II)
Olli Sälevä

Kakskakkonen ring with upper side.

One halo form

9.8.2022 at 11.58 - Rovaniemi (I)
Olli Sälevä

Midday's ring of two.

One halo form

25.7.2022 at 09.45 - 12.00 - Rovaniemi (I)
Olli Sälevä

The halo of the morning, the twin ring.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

24.7.2022 at 13.54 - Rovaniemi, Jaatila (I)
Olli Sälevä

A short-lived double-digit ring in the upper clouds of the afternoon.

One halo form

21.7.2022 at 09.50 - 15.05 - Inari, Inarijärvi (I)
Olli Sälevä

A summer kayaking day at Inarijärvi offered, among other good things, also a halo ring visible in the upper clouds from time to time.

Images: 5 pcs

Arcus cloud

19.7.2022 at 21.38 - 21.53 - Inari, Inarijärvi, Jänisniemi (IV)
Olli Sälevä

The rainy weather kept the paddler in the tent, but the walk after the rain stopped offered a great view, as I was able to follow a slowly advancing mass of cumulus clouds in the southeast sky. In the final phase, dim main and side rainbows also appeared on the left side of the avalanche.

Images: 8 pcs

Primary rainbow

19.7.2022 at 20.32 - Inari, Inarijärvi, Jänisniemi (III)
Olli Sälevä

A fragment of a rainbow observed at the campsite of the Inarijärvi kayaking trip, also accompanied by rays of the cloud.

Images: 2 pcs

Several halo forms

14.7.2022 at 11.09 - Rovaniemi (II)
Olli Sälevä

A surprising halo sighting. Fortunately, I happened to glance at the sky, so I was able to record this as well.

Images: 2 pcs

One halo form

9.7.2022 at 14.50 - Rovaniemi (I)
Olli Sälevä

When leaving the store, a double tire in the sky.

One halo form

18.6.2022 at 19.19 - Rovaniemi (I)
Olli Sälevä

A two-second halo ring observed in a garden store.

Images: 2 pcs

One halo form

2.6.2022 at 09.15 - 11.45 - Rovaniemi (I)
Olli Sälevä

Two rings in the morning sky.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 5.2.2023 klo 2.28.