On December 25, 2014 in Mikkeli and on December 31, 2014 in Oulu, the first pearl clouds of winter have been observed. The pictures in Oulu show type II pearls, in which bright colors can be seen. Now, it’s worth keeping your eyes open for these elsewhere as the sun rises and sets. The pearls of Oulu have been photographed by Marja Marttila.
The launch of Russia's new Angara 5 rocket was spotted on the morning of 23 December. From Salla, Finland. Antti Mikkola managed to photograph the rocket launch cloud. In its first launch, the heavy Angara 5 rocket successfully took a payload from Plesetsk directly to the geostationary orbit.
14.12. in the evening, abundant geminide star flights were seen after 9 p.m. Observations of meteors brighter than the planet Venus are sought on the fireball form . The activity of the flock is measured by the number of star flights per hour, which can be reported on a solar system form by selecting a meteor flock as the target. (Photo by K. Autto)
On October 14/15/2014, handsome northern lights were seen along the southern coast of our country. The southernmost observations of the northern lights were obtained from the Turku region and Helsinki, the northernmost from Muonio. Photo: Mikko Peussa.
19.4. Meteorites were found in the Sky Guard 's fireball in Northern Finland. More on the topic: The first meteorite of the Finnish fireball network was found behind the eastern border (avaruus.fi), a group of Finns found a meteorite on the Kola Peninsula (HS), Finns found a rare space stone in Kola (YLE) Photo: A.Aikkila
24.6. An exceptionally fine large-scale halo play was performed in Eastern and Central Finland (photo by Ville Kuittinen). There were rare halo forms that were clearly visible to the naked eye, such as e.g. the blue line, the counter-solar arcs of Wegener and Tricker, the lower solar arch, and the arcs of Lowitz.
10.6. The first illuminating night clouds of the summer were observed on 8./9.6. and 9./10.6. On those nights, the night clouds were still dim. The first observation was made by Toni Veikkolainen in Järvenpää . Negative observations have been made since May. (Photo by Juuso Nurmio)
30.5. A new version of Sasken Finland's Taivaanvahti application is now available for download from the Microsoft store. It allows observations and images to be sent directly from the field. Sasken's free Sky Guard program works on Windows Phone Nokia / Microsoft Lumia phones.
19.5. A large thunder front rumbled over southern Finland. In the thunderclouds, strong winds, heavy lightning, hail, and exceptionally handsome cloud shapes were observed. (Photo by Markus Lindblom)
14.5. Impressive halo phenomena (Photo by Olli Hintikka) have attracted attention all over Finland. In addition to the bright basic shapes, there have also been rare halo forms such as 120-degree side suns, a blue stripe, rare counter-solar arcs, and a sub-solar arch (occurring only on the opposite side of the Sun).
19.4. A remarkable fireball has been seen in the skies of Murmansk and Finnish Lapland at about 1.14 in the morning. More observations are needed on the fireball form . The phenomenon has been recorded with car cameras from Murmansk, like this video . Several dozen observations have been made on the phenomenon in Lapland.
Ursa ry participated in the Spaceship event with its own challenge . The Sky Watch was won by the Sky Watchers team’s HTML5 app , which provides a device-independent, monotonous, way of observing transmission. Congratulations to Milja Asikainen, Eero Lehtonen, Heikki Pulkkinen, Enna Rane and Antti Rantala!
8.4. Tampere-based star enthusiast Tapio Lahtinen recorded the exoplanet Qatar 2b passing in front of the parent star. An exoplanet is a celestial body that orbits a star other than the Sun. Enthusiasts can also detect these objects by measuring changes in the light curve of the parent star.
8.4. The Sky Watch was serviced between 12 and 3 p.m. The system was down for a few hours during the changes.
24.3. The Soyuz 2-1b rocket, loaded with the Glonass-M navigation satellite, was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome at 00.53 Finnish time. Shortly before five o'clock in the morning, a rocket launch cloud resembling night clouds was observed in Finland, e.g. In Helsinki and Vilppula.
10.3. Monday night saw a bright fireball just before eight. There have been many observations of the phenomenon in the Sky Watch. If you saw the flight of the song, you can record your own observations on the fireball form . The fireball scattered above the eastern border was recorded in the cameras of Voitto Pitkänen and Timo Kantola.
3.3. There are several large comma groups on the surface of our star. If there are still particle eruptions in the area of the spots, new northern lights plays can be watched in the coming days . A solar filter is required for safe observation and photography of the sun. You can also build the filter yourself. (Photo by Vesa Vauhkonen)
27.2.-28.2. a great storm of northern lights extended all the way to the British Isles. In Finland, the view was left behind the cloud cover almost all over the country, but a rare fine fire was enjoyed on the Savonlinna-Joensuu axis. Karri Pasanen , Satu Juvonen and Kari Kuninkaanniemi got the best picture from the play.
6.2. The target discovered this morning by Finnish star enthusiasts Arto Oksanen and Petri Kehusmaa has been confirmed as the glow of the gamma-ray burst . This is only the third afterglow found by enthusiasts. The former were recorded for Berto Monard in South Africa in 2003 and for Oksanen in 2007.
2.2. On Sunday at 7.40 in Southern Finland, a strong flash was observed through the cloud cover. The direction of Lohja was clear, and there the observers saw the flight of the fireball itself. It has been the fall of a relatively large piece, from which more observations are hoped for on the fireball form . (Photo by Esko Lyytinen)
There was a maintenance outage in the Taivaanvihti observation service on Tuesday 28.1. 9-11. At the same time, a few new features were released to the system.
14.1. With the arrival of the winter frosts, halo phenomena have been admired all over Finland. In addition to conventional artificial light pillars, there have also been rarities such as ellipticals. Sauli Koski discovered in Lapland on 15.1. to the brightest and Jari Luomanen at Nokia 13.1. a large ellipse . Photo: Jaakko Kuivanen.
15.12. The content of the Sky Guard can now be browsed with the brand new Jolla application developed by Kalle Vahlman. SailfishOS phone owners can download the free program directly from the Jolla Store.
29.11. The astronaut ISON, which had received much publicity in advance, disintegrated and was eventually destroyed by the passing of the Sun. The bypass briefly survived the remnant of the nucleus, which developed a gas and dust tail, otherwise it later disappeared into the cadres. Picture of Nasa.
27.11. There is an extensive flight war exercise going on, where the flares used cause light phenomena around the country. Torches appear in the night sky as clusters of moving lights. Torches are fired from aircraft while practicing the control of thermally guided missiles. (Photo by Air Force)
26.11. Comet C / 2013 R1 (Lovejoy) will be visible in the morning sky well into the 2014 side. It stands out in good conditions even to the naked eye, but is at its best with binoculars or a telescope. Lovejoy moves far from the Sun, making it stand out in the dark night sky. Photo: Toni Veikkolainen.