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Pearl clouds

29.1.2023 at 08.30 - Valkeakoski
Markku Ruonala

There were so many other clouds ahead that I doubted my own observation at first, but the observations of others confirmed my assumption that the clouds were nacreous.

Images: 2 pcs

Binocular comet ZTF

27.1.2023 at 00.40 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

The comet was easily found near familiar stars. I described the comet with different variations and I think this 1.5 minute single frame was the best. The focal length was 200 mm and the camera was on the tracking device. The observation conditions were good, because of that I tried to see the comet's head with my naked eyes, but I dare not say for sure, the comet had too clear a place in the sky and the vision could have been a bit of an imagination.

Comments: 1 pcs

Pearl clouds

26.1.2023 at 17.00 - 17.40 - Akaa (II)
Markku Ruonala

The shopping trip turned into a photography trip when a handsome brown began to peek out from behind the low clouds, which soon turned out to be a pearly brown. When I got to my observation spot, it had been an hour since sunset, so the twilight had already taken a firm hold, but there was still enough light available that pearls, even a few prettier fibers, could be found in the shallows.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Diffuse glow

30.10.2022 at 21.00 - 21.30 - Akaa (I)
Markku Ruonala

These were really modest reposes, visible only in photographs.

Quiet aurora band

29.10.2022 at 23.30 - 01.00 - Akaa (II)
Markku Ruonala

A couple of hours of waiting for better repos in the freezing wind was enough, luckily there was a nice little repos for a while.

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

23.10.2022 at 21.39 - Urjala (III)
Markku Ruonala

The camera that recorded the development of the northern lights also caught one of the brighter shooting stars. I didn't see a shooting star myself.

Active aurora band

23.10.2022 at 20.00 - 00.00 - Urjala (III)
Markku Ruonala

Almost a month has passed since seeing the previous northern lights, this time too it was worth waiting for something good, that's how beautiful these repos were. Nothing extreme, but for a while there was quite a bit of activity and brightness, the red color was nice.

Images: 4 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

28.9.2022 at 00.55 - Pirkkala (II)
Markku Ruonala

I was in the direction of Tampere-Pirkkala airport waiting for travelers, but the plane was late. I thought I would take advantage of the time by photographing, and as if by order, repos appeared on the northern horizon for a moment. The conditions were not twofold, the lights of Tampere and the relatively high tree line interfered with detection significantly.

Primary rainbow

17.9.2022 at 19.45 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

The rain showers that started in the afternoon produced several rainbows during the early evening, and at the best moment a weak side rainbow was also visible.

Images: 3 pcs

Moon and Jupiter

11.9.2022 at 20.40 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

Today was the third night in a row that I was admiring the moon rise, it's always beautiful to watch. Jupiter was found near the moon today.

Comments: 2 pcs

Fogbow

10.9.2022 at 08.20 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

A fog arc a couple of hours after sunrise.

One halo form

8.9.2022 at 20.20 - Valkeakoski (I)
Markku Ruonala

A small patch of sun pillars in the beautiful evening sky in beautiful landscapes.

Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

4.9.2022 at 22.30 - Akaa (III)
Markku Ruonala

Northern lights and cloudy weather were predicted for the evening. I had already given up, but I still looked out the window after dark. What, there you could see Capella. All of a sudden bring the camera guys and go to the nearby beach to shoot. I managed to take a few pictures and then the predicted clouds came and covered the repos and the starry sky.

Images: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora band

3.9.2022 at 23.30 - 01.30 - Urjala (II)
Markku Ruonala

Beautiful and descriptive northern lights. After arriving at the observation site, a few longer rays and a vague glow lower down. It took about an hour for the reposes to activate in terms of brightness and scope, but the activity was very moderate. But in the description, there is no harm in that calmness, the structure is well brought out. In order to decrease the sources of activity, I decided to change the observation location closer to home. There, once again, the reposes were activated, especially in terms of brightness. Clouds eventually interrupted the sighting.

Images: 2 pcs

Primary rainbow

1.9.2022 at 20.00 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

A few pea-sized rain showers and a rainbow created by them.

Images: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

31.8.2022 at 23.30 - 01.10 - Urjala (II)
Markku Ruonala

These weren't supposed to be visible, but from there only a small display of repos appeared to be admired. A nice surprise for the star photography holiday.

Images: 2 pcs

Moon and Venus

26.8.2022 at 04.20 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

A beautiful meeting of celestial bodies once again, you never get tired of coming to observe them even in the wee hours of the morning before a working day. The misty lake created an even more beautiful view.

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

18.8.2022 at 18.00 - 19.00 - Vesilahti (III)
Markku Ruonala

This thunder came as a surprise. Quickly gather the filming equipment and go a short distance from the house to the edge of the field to photograph and admire. It's fair to say that I was actively lightning, the bills got messed up after 25 songs. Also nice slow motion and what's best, the photographer stayed dry from the rain. The picture is taken from the video.

Half-sky auroras

17.8.2022 at 23.00 - 02.00 - Akaa (IV)
Markku Ruonala

KP and Bz let us wait for the harder Aurora Borealis set, but even this one was fine. At best, more than half the sky was covered by aurora borealis, not bright and not very active, but this show also offered Corona and pulsating flashes.

Images: 3 pcs

Dim night shining clouds

13.8.2022 at 00.10 - Inkoo (II)
Markku Ruonala

These modest night clouds visible low on the northern horizon could be the last of the season for me. Briefly about my season: There are a lot of night clouds, but few particularly spectacular ones.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 5.2.2023 klo 4.03.