Wednesday, 2 December 2009

the long polar night

Since the last days of November , the arctic regions are in polar night season. They have to say goodbye to the sun. It will shine back again in about two months. Until then, welcome Polar Night!

Twilight is at noon, the sun trying to peak over the horizon - not succeeding though. But it never gets really dark. In fact there is a kind of permanent twilight, and in full moonlight , the "polar night" days are more enlightened than a dark night at the tropics.

Christmas night is all along the day...