Aurora borealis of 12-03-2011
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Aurora borealis of 12-03-2011

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This is the aftermath of the coronal mass ejection (CME) that hit Earth 10th - 11st of March. Sadly, the best part of the show was behind cloud cover.

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A: Aurora borealis of 22-01-2012

Par Janne, à 70 mètres

CME hit Earth's magnetosphere causing this colourful show of northern lights. Pictured here is the si...

Aurora borealis of 22-01-2012

B: Aurora borealis of 12-03-2011

Par Janne, à 120 mètres

This is the aftermath of the coronal mass ejection (CME) that hit Earth 10th - 11st of March. Sadly, ...

Aurora borealis of 12-03-2011

C: Waiting for the Perseid meteor shower

Par Janne, à 330 mètres

I saw couple of 'em whilst photographing. The peak of the shower is today (13-08-2011) and it's under...

Waiting for the Perseid meteor shower

E: Railway bridge over Pieni-Sulkava

Par Janne, à 570 mètres

Railway bridge passing the lake Pieni-Sulkava and leading to the Yara's Siilinjärvi (Kemira) factorie...

Railway bridge over Pieni-Sulkava

F: Noctilucent clouds 28-07-2010

Par Janne, à 720 mètres

Noctilucent clouds 28-07-2010

G: More noctilucent clouds

Par Janne, à 730 mètres

More noctilucent clouds

H: Aurora borealis of 27-09-2011

Par Janne, à 770 mètres

Couple of days ago a huge cloud of charged particles flew out of the Sun and some of them came to Ear...

Aurora borealis of 27-09-2011

I: Aurora borealis of 27-09-2011 part 2

Par Janne, à 780 mètres

Couple of days ago a huge cloud of charged particles flew out of the Sun and some of them came to Ear...

Aurora borealis of 27-09-2011 part 2

J: Summer sunset

Par Janne, à 960 mètres

Damn mosquitoes.

Summer sunset

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Ceci est un aperçu de Finland

Finland is the jam. It came from an exploding egg, the egg of a water bird, the top half of which you can still see in the shape of the starry canopy that hangs over the earth.

Finland is the most sparsely-populated country in the EU with only 5 million people. It's also been ranked the second most stable country in the world, after Norway.

Historically, Finland has been a part of Sweden and later, Russia. It was an autonomous Grand Duchy during the Russian Empire's reign and lasted as such until their declaration of independence in 1917. Subsequently Finland survived a civil war and wars against both Russia and Nazi Germany to eventually settle down as an EU member circa 1955.

Finnish language is cool, it's totally unrelated to the whole Latin-root thing. Its closest relative is Hungarian. Linguistic historians estimate that it came from northern central Russia from 3000BC.

If you're in Helsinki, the museum at Suomenlinna has some interesting bunkers and military wreckage, including a submarine!

Caught on camera! Here's your long-awaited proof. Santa Claus comes from Finland.

Apart from Lappland, the other thing most people are familiar with out of Finland is aquavite. Literally it translates to "water of life" but it may make you feel more like you are dying when it hits your throat.

Text by Steve Smith.

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