Saturday, 17 November 2007

Moilanen arc in Rovaniemi


Yesterday it was halos from sunrise to sunset in Rovaniemi. I was biking in the outskirts of the town in hope of getting into the heat of the things, but as afterwards many people told about good halos in and near the centre, I think I missed the best action.

Anyway, here is a photo showing Moilanen arc towards the end of the display. The image is stacked from 14 frames taken during one minute. The ice cloud was elevated, only sparse crystals were glittering on the ground. Halos were generated by the snow guns of Ounasvaara ski center. Machines will be running continuously for the next three weeks as soon as it is at least -5°C, so more displays may appear.

Next night pillars were present, but the crystals were not that good.

2 comments:

  1. Is that some water there in the right with that nice reflection? Beautiful display. I have always known that Rovaniemi is paradise, but I'm even more convinced now.

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  2. Frank Nieuwenhuys19 November 2007 at 07:30

    The only thing I can do, is joining the former comments: Winter Wonder Land avant-la-lettre!
    Here in the Low Countries we can only dream of this kind of circumstances and displays (unless a rare severe winter period occurs)... Absolutely fabulous!

    Frank Nieuwenhuys
    Den Haag, Netherlands

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