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°.

Nacreous clouds observed on Christmas eve 2012

Observed phenomenae:

  • Nacreous clouds (type I)
  •  Crepescular rays

Date: 24.12.2012
Time: 16:25
Observing place: Ulvila, Finland
Observing method: Photography
Technical information about photographing equipment: Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm

Nacreous clouds of type I were observed during many days around mid-winter all over Finland. I was also once able to observe this phenomena! It happened in the evening of the Christmas eve in Ulvila, Finland. There was a gap in the otherwise continuous layer of low clouds, and the nacreus clouds were visible from this gap! The nacreous clouds were coloured orange by the setting Sun. I also observed some crepescular rays on the smooth veil of the nacreous clouds.

Nacreous clouds of type I coloured orange by the setting Sun and some crepescular rays.
Nacreous clouds of type I coloured orange by the setting Sun and some crepescular rays.