Thunder and northern lighting 1.

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Thu Sep 2 14:58:01 2004 UTC



22nd of August 2004 i got chance to witness something not too usual around here. During the evening the weather got clear and revealed couple distant thunderclouds with active lightning. After watching this distant lightning in the west for an hour or so, faint auroras suddenly appeared to the north. During couple moments the aurora got close enough to the thunder that i could, for the time in my life, witness couple of clear lightning bolts at the same time when seeing aurora. Unfortunately i had only 100ASA film and also the lightning died out as it closer to aurora, so i didn't manage to catch any bolts and lights into the same frame, but at least here are few rays and flashes in the same pics..

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Gorgeous 31st of July NLC show

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Sun Aug 3 19:13:01 2008 UTC



Last week of July 2008 was packed full of nice to very nice NLC displays, but the one on 31st night was a true masterpiece. One of the best shows in past few years for me.

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Sep 22. modest aurora

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Thu Oct 4 05:38:01 2007 UTC



Modest aurora of 22nd of September 2007.

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Late July NLC's 2007

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Sat Jul 28 08:22:01 2007 UTC



Finally dark enough to see some of the night sky stuff.

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Solar minimum au of August 2006

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Fri Dec 22 09:03:01 2006 UTC



Still one more shot from August 19/20 display. When glorious start was over, the display got more modest appearance, but still offered some pretty serene sights later in the night.

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Solar minimum au of August 2006

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Fri Dec 22 09:03:01 2006 UTC



August 19/20 display had a great start, but i made mistakes and also lucked it out at the same time. When film was changed and aperture was set to correct numbers, these were still lingering at the sky

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Solar minimum au of August 2006

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Fri Dec 22 09:03:01 2006 UTC



August 19/20 display had a great start, but i made mistakes and also lucked it out at the same time. When film was changed and aperture was set to correct numbers, these were still lingering at the sky

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Dec. 14/15 auroras

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Fri Dec 22 08:42:01 2006 UTC



December 14/15 major geomagnetic storm did not bring all engulfing colorful corona show, but it did some rare high lat. style formations to the high middle latitudes and some of those moments were pretty impressive!

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Russian barbeque

Submitted by: Anonymous at Sat Oct 21 09:49:02 2006 UTC



Summer of 2006 was extremely dry also in the other side of the Finland / Russia border and massive forest fires were raging on the Russian side throughout most of the summer. Here is picture from downtown Helsinki engulfed in pure forest fire smog coming couple hundred kilometers away from the Russian fires.

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Spotting rain

Submitted by: Anonymous at Sat Oct 21 09:49:02 2006 UTC



When the extreme dry air of summer 2006 finally went away, the rain was somewhat heavy at times.

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Spotting rain

Submitted by: Anonymous at Sat Oct 21 09:34:01 2006 UTC



Summer of 2006 was very dry in southern Finland. Dry with historical proportions. So when some rain and thunder finally was in sight, i of course had to go and spot some of it.

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Solar minimum Au of 2006

Submitted by: Anonymous at Sat Oct 21 09:34:01 2006 UTC



August 19/20 display was the only worth photos display so far this year for me.

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Solar minimum Au of 2006

Submitted by: Anonymous at Sat Oct 21 09:17:01 2006 UTC



Decent display which started in the most fabulous way in bright twilight, but....

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31st Aug / 1st Sep Aurora 5.

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Sat Sep 3 22:15:01 2005 UTC



Coronal hole stream with Bz values near -20 for hours created this short but impressive and large auroral substorm. This was also my first decent to good aurora since April 2004, which did not get clouded out in the middle of the observation...usually just before the substorms. I can't say i would be utterly disappointed. ;-D

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31st Aug / 1st Sep Aurora

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Sat Sep 3 22:15:01 2005 UTC



Coronal hole stream with Bz values near -20 for hours created this short but impressive and large auroral substorm. This was also my first decent to good aurora since April 2004, which did not get clouded out in the middle of the observation...usually just before the substorms. I can't say i would be utterly disappointed. ;-D

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

31st Aug / 1st Sep Aurora 3.

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Sat Sep 3 22:15:01 2005 UTC



Coronal hole stream with Bz values near -20 for hours created this short but impressive and large auroral substorm. This was also my first decent to good aurora since April 2004, which did not get clouded out in the middle of the observation...usually just before the substorms. I can't say i would be utterly disappointed. ;-D

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

31st Aug / 1st Sep Aurora 2.

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Sat Sep 3 22:15:01 2005 UTC



Coronal hole stream with Bz values near -20 for hours created this short but impressive and large auroral substorm. This was also my first decent to good aurora since April 2004, which did not get clouded out in the middle of the observation...usually just before the substorms. I can't say i would be utterly disappointed. ;-D

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

31st Aug/1st Sep Aurora 1.

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Sat Sep 3 22:01:01 2005 UTC



Coronal hole stream with Bz values near -20 for hours created this short but impressive and large auroral substorm. This was also my first decent to good aurora since April 2004, which did not get clouded out in the middle of the observation...usually just before the substorms. I can't say i would be utterly disappointed. ;-D

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

Coloured rain

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Sun Aug 14 14:10:01 2005 UTC



Coloured rain over Lake Vajavesi, Finland on 12th of August 2005.

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January 2005 aurora

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Wed Aug 10 14:19:01 2005 UTC



Aurora in early January 2005. First and only aurora picture so far for me in 2005.

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

Pretty red rainbow from 2004

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Wed Jul 13 22:16:01 2005 UTC



Quite red scene and rainbow from one evening in the "summer" of 2004. Well, 2004 had no summer...That year the autumn started right after May and lasted all the way into the January of 2005.

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

Noctilucent clouds 13. july 2005

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Wed Jul 13 22:16:01 2005 UTC



First big NLC display of 2005 for me. This display would have been one of the best of all times, if it just had happened 10-15 days later. Now our night skies were still bit too bright for these creatures.

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

Noctilucent clouds 13. july 2005

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Wed Jul 13 22:00:01 2005 UTC



First big NLC display of 2005 for me. This display would have been one of the best of all times, if it just had happened 10-15 days later. Now our night skies were still bit too bright for these creatures.

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

Subvisual aurora in 2001 or 2002

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Wed Jan 26 13:00:01 2005 UTC



On this evening there wasn't any strong aurora visible at any time, but at one point definite faint greys glow seemed to grow from the north. I thought that it might turned out be red, if i expose it long enough and it did. Exposure was 30 sec, if i remember right, and the lens f/2.0 28mm with provia 400F.

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9th nov. 2004 red pulsating arc

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Thu Nov 11 22:24:01 2004 UTC



During all these huge storms i got maybe hour or two of clear skies. Fortunately part of my clear skies were during the huge substorm of 9th of nov. The substorm was not the best i have seen, but i have never seen a pulsating red arc before. That was something completely new to me. The direction of the photo is towards the southwest or so.

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June 2004 rainbow with reflection bow

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Mon Sep 27 10:50:01 2004 UTC



Best rainbow show the year here, which had also my first ever reflection bow.

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund

Thunder and northern lighting 3.

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Thu Sep 2 15:04:01 2004 UTC



22nd of August 2004 i got chance to witness something not too usual around here. During the evening the weather got clear and revealed couple distant thunderclouds with active lightning. After watching this distant lightning in the west for an hour or so, faint auroras suddenly appeared to the north. During couple moments the aurora got close enough to the thunder that i could, for the time in my life, witness couple of clear lightning bolts at the same time when seeing aurora. Unfortunately i had only 100ASA film and also the lightning died out as it closer to aurora, so i didn't manage to catch any bolts and lights into the same frame, but at least here are few rays and flashes in the same pics..

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

Thunder and northern lighting 2.

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Thu Sep 2 15:04:01 2004 UTC



22nd of August 2004 i got chance to witness something not too usual around here. During the evening the weather got clear and revealed couple distant thunderclouds with active lightning. After watching this distant lightning in the west for an hour or so, faint auroras suddenly appeared to the north. During couple moments the aurora got close enough to the thunder that i could, for the time in my life, witness couple of clear lightning bolts at the same time when seeing aurora. Unfortunately i had only 100ASA film and also the lightning died out as it closer to aurora, so i didn't manage to catch any bolts and lights into the same frame, but at least here are few rays and flashes in the same pics..

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

30th aug. 2004 aurora pic2

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Tue Aug 31 09:12:01 2004 UTC



Aurora from the evening of 30th of august. Canon powershot S30, ISO 200, f/2.8 and 15 sec.

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

30th aug. 2004 aurora pic1

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Tue Aug 31 09:07:01 2004 UTC



Aurora from the evening of 30th of august. Canon powershot S30, ISO 200, f/2.8 and 15 sec.

Copyright (c) Tom Eklund http://personal.inet.fi/koti/tom.eklund/aurora.html

First aurora of the season

Submitted by: Tom Eklund at Tue Aug 10 08:37:01 2004 UTC



First aurora of the season. Not great, but clearly visible. Feels nice to see aurora again.

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