“Stay positive and don’t take what people say about you too seriously. I still have problems with that.”
Matthew Lewis photographed by Leigh Keily for JON Magazine. x
I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired
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Actually it’s a tourist attraction of sorts. I mean for those who have the energy to travel all the way up there. In Swedish it’s called ‘Tre riks röset’, in FInnish ‘kolmen valtakunnan rajapyykki’ which translates to ‘the three realms cairn’. It’s actually on the middle of a lake, and they’ve built this little bridge thing, so that you can indeed jump from a country to the other.
I’ve never been, but I remember my teacher in school when I was like nine telling us about going there.
These are the depictions of the most intense meteor storm in recorded history – the Leonid meteor storm of 1833. The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November, and it occurs when the Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. While the typical rates are about 10 to 15 meteors per hour, the storm of 1833 is speculated to have been over 100,000 meteors per hour, frightening people half to death.
Here’s how Agnes Clerke, an astronomer witnessing the event, described it: “On the night of November 12-13, 1833, a tempest of falling stars broke over the Earth… The sky was scored in every direction with shining tracks and illuminated with majestic fireballs. At Boston, the frequency of meteors was estimated to be about half that of flakes of snow in an average snowstorm.” (x)