1 Like

Northern lights and the Milky Way in Maaninka

Away from those pesky street light, the skies were lit up by this magnificent show of northern lights. Mostly red and green were seen in the sky in the late hours of 13th of November, 2012. Note also the distinctive figure of Milky Way above.

Copyright: Janne
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16000x8000
Taken: 13/11/2012
Uploaded: 14/11/2012
Updated: 05/09/2014


Tags: aurora borealis; night; outdoors; stars; milky way; northern lights
comments powered by Disqus

Under the auroras
The aftermath of northern lights
Hevosenharja esker in the moonlight
Käärmelahti beach
Astrophotography in the old quarry
Half of the sky full of northern lights
Lake Pieni Ruokovesi and Ruokovirta canal, Maaninka
Northern light reflecting off the lake Pieni Ruokovesi, Maaninka
Ruokovirta canal, Maaninka
Hämeenmäki, Maaninka
Ville Miettinen
Noctilucent clouds and a rowing boat
T. Emrich
Wendelstein Cable Railway
Tom Sadowski
Fishing Vessel Hotspur at the Small Boat Harbor in Valdez, Alaska
Pavel Bogdanov
Fireworks on the day of Pyatigorsk
Thomas Humeau
Embankment of the Mont Saint Michel
Martin Hertel
Riemann-Haus im Steinernen Meer
Mikhail Dunaev
The Transfiguration Cathedral. Spassky Monastery.
Yasuhiro Muranaka
jacky cheng
Jixi Fengcun ancient villages - village street -2
Mikhail Dunaev
The Alexander Nevsky Chapel.
Andrea Biffi
sotto i portici di Palazzo Gotico
José María Moreno Santiago
Toledo, the door of Cambrón
Mikhail Dunaev
Church of the Saviour-at-Gorod. 1672
More About 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.