Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Natural Phenomenon of Midnight Sun

Midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer near the Arctic Circle north dilintang (north pole) where the sun is still visible at midnight local time when the weather clears

In May many tourists Asia, Central Europe will travel to the northern end of the earth to witness the natural phenomenon. One of the tourist destination cities for watch 'Midnight Sun' is Tromso, Bodo, Hammerfest and Nordkapp

Tromso is the last major town before entering the Arctic circle. It lies 69 ° 40 'north latitude, and is just 350 km away. At every May, the sun will sink and rises directly in the city's Tromso skyline. Well foreign tourists usually come in this month.


The State that can sense this phenomenon are Canada, U.S., Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Iceland. A quarter of Finland region of northern Arctic circle.

In the area of ​​Svalbard, Norway, we will not be able to see the sunrise from April 19 until August 23. Imagine when you wake up in the morning the sky was still dark


The opposite of this phenomenon is called the polar night, occurs in the winter when the sun stays below the horizon throughout the day. Even extreme in some areas at the poles, the sun will continue to look for 6 months


Duration of the midnight sun will rise from day to day during solstice in the summer in the arctic circle would then be up to 6 months at the poles.


In the polar region itself, the sun rises and sets only once a year. For 6 months when the sun is above the horizon, the sun will continue to move around the horizon, and reached the highest altitude at a turning point in the summer sun




For travelers who want to see the midnight sun in Norway, you can come to the areas below:

1. Longyerbyen (Spitzbergen): Apr 20 – Aug 20

2. North Cape (Nordkapp): May 14 - July 30

3. Hammerfest: May 16 - July 27

4. Tromsø/Tromso, Hausberg: May 20 - July 22

5. Narvik, Hausberg: May 25 - July 18

6. Lofoten & Vesterålen: Late May - Mid July

7. Bodø/Bodo: July 4 - July

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