Visibility IV / V
A refreshing and wonderful northern lights show here in Southern Finland for a long time! I didn’t know I was filming the STEVE arc until afterwards. It was very much separated from the usual northern lights. The air direction was also different: I calculated that near the horizon the direction would be about 290 degrees, that is, almost to the west. I saw the formation of STEVE from the beginning. The first rays appeared at about 22:15 and at its widest the belt extended to zenith at about 22:30. The rays of the belt moved in a wave from the zenith towards the horizon. Shortly thereafter, the belt began to retreat toward the horizon. Apparently from a perspective, STEVE seemed to brighten as he was farther away, allowing me to compose it into tree branches. I also got the green rays of the picket fence in my pictures. I stopped shooting at about 11pm when the surrounding mist began to condense on the front lens of the lens. At the time, STEVE was still visible, but dimmed somewhat.
More pictures and videos composed of them, as well as stuff about the shooting situation can be found in my Instagram account @kuviavalo.