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Northern Lights and atmospheric phenomena

Northern lights

Northern lights at Kirkkonummi, Finland 7-8.10.2015. Northern Lights are born when charged particles from sun hit the Earth's magnetic field, which guides the particles to hit the upper atmosphere molecules in north and south poles of Earth. Camera Canon Eos 60Da. Exposures 8 seconds, ISO6400.

Images below were taken at Kirkkonummi 17.3.2015.


Halos at Kirkkonummi, Finland 5th of February 2016. Outside temperature was -19 degrees Celsius. Halos form when light bended by small ice particles in the air. In the image below there is haloforms: 22 degrees side arches and sun pillar.

Halos at Kirkkonummi 17th of April 2017. Outside temperature was +1 degrees Celsius. In the image below there is haloform: 22 degrees arch.

Halos at Sepänkylä close to Vaasa 16th of June 1982. Here we can see several haloforms.

Night clouds

Night clouds at Vesijärvi Lahti 12.8.2016. Night clouds are tenuous cloud-like phenomena in the upper atmosphere. They are visible in a deep twilight. They are made of ice crystals. They are most commonly observed in the summer months at latitudes between 50° and 70° north and south of the equator. These clouds can be observed only during local summer months and when the Sun is below the horizon for the observer, but while the clouds are still in sunlight.

Ruisrock music festival, Turku Finland, 8th of July 2018. While Marshmello was performing there was beautiful nigth clouds in the sky.

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