Ruokovirta canal, Maaninka
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Ruokovirta canal, Maaninka

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Ruokovirta canal is built in 1878 to help traffic thru from Pieni Ruokovesi to Suuri Ruokovesi. The canal is no longer in use, because of the nearby open canal Hyvärinvirta which was finished in the 1960s.

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A: Lake Pieni Ruokovesi and Ruokovirta canal, Maaninka

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This is the northern end of the old Ruokovirta canala (Ruokovirran kanava). On the opposite side of t...

Lake Pieni Ruokovesi and Ruokovirta canal, Maaninka

B: Northern light reflecting off the lake Pieni Ruokovesi, Maaninka

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Lots of sunspots can only mean northern lights. The night start to get lighter and lighter as the sum...

Northern light reflecting off the lake Pieni Ruokovesi, Maaninka

C: Hevosenharja esker in the moonlight

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Moon lits the frosty landscape, in the distance some light pillars can be seen reaching up to the sta...

Hevosenharja esker in the moonlight

D: The aftermath of northern lights

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Kp-index only rose to 3 (out of 10), so not very bright show, but better than nothing.

The aftermath of northern lights

E: Northern lights and the Milky Way in Maaninka

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Away from those pesky street light, the skies were lit up by this magnificent show of northern lights...

Northern lights and the Milky Way in Maaninka

F: Under the auroras

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Only a faint aurora arc is left of the colourful show of northern lights.

Under the auroras

G: Astrophotography in the old quarry

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Wind blowing at seven meters per second forced us to hide here, otherwise the gusts would shake the c...

Astrophotography in the old quarry

H: Hevosenharja

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Hevosenharja esker at Siilinjärvi, Finland. All this was forrest couple years ago, now all the wood h...


I: Astrophotographers office

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Astrophotographers at Honkamäki, Maaninka, Finland.

Astrophotographers office

J: Väänälänranta, Siilinjärvi by night

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Väänälänranta, Siilinjärvi by night



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.

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Text by Steve Smith.