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What are your favourite webcams?

Post by airis » Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:49 pm

Hi! What kind of webcams do you like? And what kind of cameras are in your hometown? :)

My favourites are traffic cams? :roll:
I often watch this camera (Real player) from a Paris motorway? Terrible traffic jams! 8O
http://www.media9.dauphine.fr/virtuel/video/real4.htm (It is offline sometimes.)

I also like this Finnish road weather cam page. http://www.tiehallinto.fi/alk/frames/ke ... frame.html
You often see empty roads and a lot of trees. BTW Vaalimaa, Nuijamaa, Imatra, Niirala and Vartius are cams on the Russian border. By clicking the green map you can choose different area of Finland.

Cams from my hometown Rovaniemi. Not very nice, but check at night time if the midnight sun is still shining. New picture every 15 to 20 secs.
http://www.rovaniemi.fi/contentparser.asp?deptid=3534

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Re: What are your favourite webcams?

Post by Olivier » Sun Jul 14, 2002 12:50 am

airis wrote:Hi! What kind of webcams do you like? And what kind of cameras are in your hometown? :)

My favourites are traffic cams? :roll:
I often watch this camera (Real player) from a Paris motorway? Terrible traffic jams! 8O
http://www.media9.dauphine.fr/virtuel/video/real4.htm (It is offline sometimes.)

I also like this Finnish road weather cam page. http://www.tiehallinto.fi/alk/frames/ke ... frame.html
You often see empty roads and a lot of trees. BTW Vaalimaa, Nuijamaa, Imatra, Niirala and Vartius are cams on the Russian border. By clicking the green map you can choose different area of Finland.

Cams from my hometown Rovaniemi. Not very nice, but check at night time if the midnight sun is still shining. New picture every 15 to 20 secs.
http://www.rovaniemi.fi/contentparser.asp?deptid=3534
It's not dark at 1 am! :D

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Post by smh » Sun Jul 14, 2002 11:49 am

Wait a couple of months and check at 1 pm ;-)

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Post by pinguino79 » Sun Jul 14, 2002 10:20 pm

I like webcams which go inside a city and give you the idea of being inside the city.
This is my favoute one:
http://www.riotingmanhattan.com/riot_site/webcam.html
4 gmail invites available. Send a PM providing your e-mail address.

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Post by Olivier » Sun Jul 14, 2002 11:40 pm

smh wrote:Wait a couple of months and check at 1 pm ;-)
:lol: :lol:

- Inspector Olivier... tell me what you did since last night!
- You mean for six months?
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Post by smh » Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:14 am

Yes, around christmas

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Post by airis » Mon Jul 15, 2002 11:46 am

smh wrote:Yes, around christmas
Yes it is quite dark then, but I like it. :) For foreign visitors it is a surprise that it starts to get dark at 2 pm. It is our fifth season Kaamos (midwinter). But it is not that dark, because we have snow. Time of blue light and northern lights. Unfortunately december is often cloudy and you never know when northern lights appear.
If somebody wants to really experience Kaamos-time, you shouldn´t stay in a town. Streetlights spoil the sky and it is difficult to see even northern lights. (Full moon is also too bright). In countryside it is quite a experience to see really dark sky with thousands of stars and northern lights.

I like this picture. It is probably taken in february in full moon. http://cc.oulu.fi/~thu/Aurora/990329/990329_01s.jpg The winter night at it´s best. :)

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Post by Olivier » Mon Jul 15, 2002 11:53 am

smh wrote:Yes, around christmas
Is there a celebration when the night is coming?

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Post by airis » Mon Jul 15, 2002 5:01 pm

Olivier wrote: Is there a celebration when the night is coming?
A celebration? Actually isn´t Christmas a christian version of ancient midwinter sun rituals? Just think about candels and other christmas lights. :)
In Sweden and in Swedish speaking areas in Finland they have Lucia-festival in December 13th. A blond girl carries candels over her head. But probably it has nothing to do with polar night. Actually St Lucia lived in Sicily.
But I think in Northern Norway (Finnmark) they have celebrations when the sun rises first time after polar night. But not in Lapland.

In Rovaniemi sun never totally disappear in midwinter. At high places you can see it. In Nuorgam (the northernmost village in European Union) the polar night starts when sun sets 24th of November and ends when sun rises 17th of January. On the other hand in summer the sun rises there 16th of May and sets 28th of July. A pretty long day. :D

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Post by Olivier » Thu Jul 18, 2002 3:56 pm

airis wrote: In Rovaniemi sun never totally disappear in midwinter. At high places you can see it. In Nuorgam (the northernmost village in European Union) the polar night starts when sun sets 24th of November and ends when sun rises 17th of January. On the other hand in summer the sun rises there 16th of May and sets 28th of July. A pretty long day. :D
So, it's soon the night? 8O

I'd like to see this phenomenon one day...

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Post by MDeen » Thu Jul 18, 2002 4:21 pm

airis wrote: I like this picture. It is probably taken in february in full moon. http://cc.oulu.fi/~thu/Aurora/990329/990329_01s.jpg The winter night at it´s best. :)
Waauw! I have to go on a holiday there.

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Post by smh » Thu Jul 18, 2002 7:03 pm

Nice picture indeed, but probably edited with photoshop or something similar.

Oliver- What i meant to say was that at high latitudes during the summer the sun never sets and in the winter the sun never comes above the horizon. The higher the latitude the more extreme it will be.

BTW, something i saw on tv last night. They did an experiment somewere in Africa near the equatar. They had a basket with a hole in the bottom. They filled the basket with water and when they were standing exactely on the equator the water went straight down the hole. When the walked a couple of meters to the north the water started to turn clockwise (check your bathtub tonight ;-)) and a few meters south it clearly turned anticlockwise.

Now i knew about this, but didn't expect it to be so clearly visible within a couple of meters.

Sorry, getting a bit off topic here :oops:

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Post by K3lvin » Thu Jul 18, 2002 7:41 pm

smh wrote:Nice picture indeed, but probably edited with photoshop or something similar.
Actually I don't believe that the photo is edited. I live pretty south too, so the northern lights are rarer here, but I've seen few times very bright ones. There should be more pics in somewhere at http://www.oulu.fi/ (University of Oulu homepages), but I don't remember direct link. The university has an observatory in Sodankylä, where they take pics of the phenonemon.

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