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

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Couple of days ago a huge cloud of charged particles flew out of the Sun and some of them came to Earth's atmosphere. Now we see them as northern lights or aurora borealis.

More images can be found on my blog.

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A: Aurora borealis of 27-09-2011

di Janne, 20 metri di distanza

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

B: More noctilucent clouds

di Janne, 210 metri di distanza

More noctilucent clouds

C: Noctilucent clouds 28-07-2010

di Janne, 260 metri di distanza

Noctilucent clouds 28-07-2010

D: Summer sunset

di Janne, 360 metri di distanza

Damn mosquitoes.

Summer sunset

E: Moonlit fields in Radantaus, Siilinjärvi

di Janne, 370 metri di distanza

Moonlit fields in Radantaus, Siilinjärvi

F: Waiting for the Perseid meteor shower

di Janne, 450 metri di distanza

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

G: Pennasenlampi

di Janne, 690 metri di distanza

This is Pennasenlampi (engl. Pennanen's pond, Pennanen probably being the former property owner). The...

Pennasenlampi

H: Aurora borealis of 12-03-2011

di Janne, 700 metri di distanza

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

Aurora borealis of 12-03-2011

I: Railway bridge over Pieni-Sulkava

di Janne, 730 metri di distanza

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

Railway bridge over Pieni-Sulkava

J: Aurora borealis of 22-01-2012

di Janne, 740 metri di distanza

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

Aurora borealis of 22-01-2012

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Finland

Questa è una vista generale di 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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