Sunday, April 10, 2011

Midnight Sun Phenomenon



 Midnight Sun is a Natural Phenomenon Happened On the Moon-Month Summer (Summer) In North latitude Near the Arctic Circle (North Pole) Where the Sun Still Seen In At Midnight Local Time When Weather Sunny.

In May, a lot of Asian tourists, Central Europe will visit the north end of the earth were to witness the natural phenomenon. One of the city tourist destination for ‘Midnight Sun’ is Tromso, Bodo, Hammerfest and Nordkapp.


Tromso is the last major city before entering the arctic circle area. The town is located 69 ° 40 ‘North Latitude, and is only 350 km from there. In every month of May, the sun will sink and immediately published in the city of Tromso cakrwala. Now foreign tourists usually come in this month.


In May, a lot of Asian tourists, Central Europe will visit the north end of the earth were to witness the natural phenomenon. One of the city tourist destination for ‘Midnight Sun’ is Tromso, Bodo, Hammerfest and Nordkapp.


Tromso is the last major city before entering the arctic circle area. The town is located 69 ° 40 ‘North Latitude, and is only 350 km from there. In every month of May, the sun will sink and immediately published in the city of Tromso cakrwala. Now foreign tourists usually come in this month.

Countries that could feel this phenomenon, among others: Canada, USA, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Iceland. A quarter of Finland’s territory located in the northern Arctic circle.

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


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

Length midnight sun will rise from day to day during solstice in the summer in the polar circle and then will reach 6 months at the poles.


In the polar region itself, the sun rises and sets only once a year. During the 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. Bodo / Bodo: July 4 – July

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