Thursday, December 3, 2009

Midnight Sun at Northern Finland

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Kesayon aurinko - Mitternachtsonne
(A Midsummer Night Sun / Midnight Sun)

Midsummer - the summer solstice is the time when daytime is at its longest. In the Northern countries the sun doesn't go down but for a few short hours. And even then it doesn't get very dark but it is more of a twilight. In northern parts of Finland the sun doesn't fully disappear at all. It only makes a dip into the horizon and then starts to rise again.

The summers, at Nordkapp (North Cape), Norway, the most northern point of Europe, has light for the entire 24 hours a day.

The three most-northern counties in Norway, from mid-May to the end of July, has sun light for the entire 24 hour time span.

The further north you go, the more prominent is the Midnight Sun.

The naturally illuminated nights enables you to do things you can’t do anywhere else in the world, such as play a round of golf at midnight or sit outside and read your newspaper.

Midnight Sun at North Cape (English)
Mitternachtssonne (German)
Midnattsol pa Nordkapp (Norwegian)

source: norway-hei

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