Supermoon and anti-crepescular rays 23.6.2013

Observed phenomenae:  Anti-crepescular rays
Date: 23./24.6.2013
Time: 23:25-00:55
Observing place: Turku, Finland
Observing method: Photography
Technical information about photographing equipment: camera: Canon EOS 1100D, objective: Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS

While observing the so-called “Supermoon”, I observed also fine anti-crepescular ray, whic were rising from the southern horizon. And although there wasn’t actually anything “super” about the Moon now, it was still fun to watch!

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Fine crepescular rays 5.6.2013

Observed phenomenae:  Crepescular rays
Date: 5.6.2013
Time: 22:17-22:27
Observing place: Turku, Finland
Observing method: Photography
Technical information about photographing equipment: Olympus μ 1030 SW

When the cumulonimbus -cloud that I observed earlier this day was already dissipating, I spotted nice crepescular rays in the western sky. Altitude of the Sun during the time of the observation was about 1°.

Cumulonimbus incus mamma 5.6.2013

Observed phenomena: Cumulonimbus incus mamma (cumulonimbus with anvil and mammatus clouds)
Date: 5.6.2013
Time: 20:40-22:15
Observing place: Turku, Finland
Observing method: Photography
Technical information about photographing equipment: Olympus μ 1030 SW

In the evening of 5th of July 2013, I observed a really magnificent cumulonimbus -cloud in Turku, Finland. The cloud looked like a mature thunderstorm -cloud, but it didn’t develop a storm of any kind. Instead, it started to collapse, and while dissipating, it produced some nice mammatus clouds! Althought the cloud didn’t put up any good thunderstorm -show as I had expected, it was nevertheless fun to watch!