Auroras+weird Atmospheric Phenomenon?
Taken by B.Art Braafhart on January 22, 2018 @ Salla-Finnish Lapland
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  Camera Used: SONY ILCA-77M2
Exposure Time: 10/1
Aperture: f/1.0
ISO: 2500
Date Taken: 2018:01:22 02:15:42
 
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Snow curtains were coming and going and when they were opened we saw nice auroras. For a while also a weird atmospheric phenomenon appeared (picture 2). Probably caused by a light source, reflected by the thin cloud cover as it was visible overhead like an arc, but with a kind of crossing points with side lines.
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it looks most likely as a reflection in horizontally floating ice crystals indeed. Try to compare the light pattern in the sky with a street map of the location where you did photograph the phenomenon. I guess that the image shows a reflected streetmap ahead, with the strongest street lights near crossings. Effects like this have been recorded before.
Posted by pphv 2018-01-22 02:39:20
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