The marvelof sun never setting is known as “The Midnight Sun”. This natural phenomenon occurs during local summer months in the northern Arctic and southern Antarctic Circle. The opposite phenomenon called Polar Night, occurs when sun remains below the horizon in winters.
Here is a list of some places where sun does not set:
In most parts of this country, the sun shines for straight 73 hours during summers and the country experience no sunlight during winters. The midnight sun shines above the Arctic circle; sun briefly dips beyond the horizon and then rises again.
The sun never fully sets and literally travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night and sees no dark from early May till July because sun is above the horizon all the time. During the Arctic summer, sun sets at midnight and rises at 3 in the morning.
Norway is known as the land of midnight sun. Due to Norway’s high altitude, there are seasonal variations in daylight because of the period of refracted sunlight is long. In this country, for about a period of 76 days from late May to late July, the sun never sets for about 20 hours.
Source: India Today
By: Archa Dave
Tags: Travel, OMG