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Nightless night

Nightless night

One of the special characteristics of the Lappish summer is the nightless night or Midnight Sun, which is a time when the sun does not set below the horizon at all, day or night. During June – July in Lapland the sun shines for up to 300 hours, and in August it shines for 150 – 200 hours. This phenomenon is due to the Earth’s axis being tilted in respect to its orbit around the Sun. This phenomenon only occurs at south of the Antarctic Circle and north of the Arctic Circle, and in Lapland the duration of the Midnight Sun gets longer the closer you get to the Arctic Circle. The nightless night can most easily be experienced in the Arctic Circle regions in not only Finland, but also for instance in Sweden, Russia and Alaska.

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